© Copyright Russ Noto 2010 - 2019

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ARTIST STATEMENT

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I have arranged my studio practice around the traditional, often figurative and romantic notions of beauty in painting. This serves as my backdrop to elevate the everyday.  My aesthetic choices marry high art theory and the quotidian to create a new narrative.  I amplify a conversation between the commonplace of contemporary objects and the luxury of historical painting.  This contrariety is where my work finds its legs, revealing an absurd dialogue.  My work waits for something that never comes. But it is not about what is promised, it is about the wait itself, and the splendor and humor in the painted image.

 

*Notes

 

Text – The text puts the viewer in a position where they become part of the work.  The “reader” performs the piece and therefore intertwined with the compositional elements.

 

The color pink – I consider the color pink metaphoric—it can be bodily, sensual, gross and dramatic, and I use it as such.

 

Pixelation – The pixelation/grid relationship address artifice—it reflects the way mathematics and technology are used to create a facsimile of nature.

 

 

b. 1985

 

EDUCATION

 

2012.  M.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.

 

2009.  B. A. Keystone College, La Plume, PA.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018.  Absurd Constructions of Dialogue, The Workshop.  Vineyard Haven, MA.

 

2012.  Users , AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA.

 

2011.  A Plastic Farm Reflection , Little Beasts Gallery. Savannah, GA.

          Natural Artifice , Richard J. Demato Gallery. Sag Harbor, NY.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017.  Strong, Tender and True, Brob Din Gnag.  Pheonixville, PA.

 

2015.  Scope: Miami,  Galerie C. O. A. Montreal, QC

           Mute , Galerie C. O. A. Montreal, QC.

           Landfall,  Gutstein Gallery. Savannah, GA.

           Scope: New York , Galerie C. O. A. Montreal, QC.

 

2014.  Play , Galerie C. O. A. Montreal, QC.

           It's Not the Size that Counts , The Workshop. Vineyard Haven, MA.

           The Vicinity of Objects , A. F. A Gallery. Scranton, PA.

 

2013.  Decked Out , Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA.

 

2012.  Small Works 2012 , Gutstein Gallery. Savannah, GA.

           It's a Small, Small World , Family Business. New York, NY.

 

2011.  Over Consumption/Under Construction , Mr. Beast Gallery. Savannah, GA.

           Art Hamptons , The Richard J. Demato Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY.

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2018.  Noto, Russ.  Flowers and Concrete.  Philadelphia, PA.

 

2016.  Fresh Paint Magazine. Issue #13. New York, NY.

           Savannah Homes. Summer 2016. Savannah, GA.

 

2014.  New American Paintings: Northeast #110, Boston, MA.

 

2013.  Mikrokosmos: An Interview with Russ Noto, Wichita, KS.

 

2011.  American Art Collector: Artifice, Scottsdale, AZ.

 

COLLECTIONS

 

2010 - 2018.  Savannah College of Art and Design, Permanent Collection, Savannah, GA.

 

                     Montreal, QC, Beijing, CHN, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New

                     York, Pennsylvania, Washington.

 

HONORS

 

2010. Painting Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Savannah College of Art and

          Design, Savannah, GA.

 

 

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