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Vincent Desiderio: “Theseus” at Marlborough Gallery, New York

Vincent Desiderio's "Bathers," 2017; oil on canvas, 57 x 69 inches
(Courtesy: Artist and Marlborough Gallery)

Now open is an exhibition of Vincent Desiderio’s recently created works. Expanding his scope but also staying true to his known style and subjects, the exhibition is titled “Theseus”. The Marlborough Gallery is hosting the show at its New York venue until February 3, 2018.

The exhibition of new paintings by the American artist Vincent Desiderio is also his ninth show with Marlborough Gallery. Titled “Theseus,” the exhibition features ten new oil on canvas works created over the past two years that range in size from 5’ 9” to nearly 14-feet long. Along with a central painting in the show is a large horizontal canvas. Some 40 figures are portrayed in a state of falling or slipping and, with its turbulence and disorienting impact, the effect is akin to a Northern European Last Judgement painting like the creations of 15th century master Hans Memling. The exhibit is directly related to the images of sleep for which the Desiderio is well known. 

Desiderio (born 1955) grew up in Media, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. He graduated from Haverford College and later attended the Fine Arts Academy in Florence, Italy, followed by four years at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and lives and works in Westchester County, New York. He has received several grants and painting awards among which are the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and the National Endowment for the Arts Painting Grant in 1987 and was also the first American to receive the Grand Prize of S.A.S. Prince Ranier III, Thirtieth Annual Show of Contemporary Art in Monte-Carlo, Monaco in 1996.

The exhibition will be on view from January 9 through February 3, 2018, at Marlborough Gallery, 40 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.

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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.