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Alumnus Manos Gaspare

21 January 2016

Gaspare Manos
JANUARY 21- APRIL 10
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Opening with the presence of the artist
Thursday January 21th from 6pm to 8.30pm
THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF MEMORY - by Alan Jones

The realm of visual recollection takes in a far greater field of phenomena than the chromatic
sphere alone; among the ingredients of our memory, our data base of recollected witnessings,
are to be found tastes and smells, textures registered not only by the eyes alone but also by the
fingertips, temperatures and humidities which mingle together to capture a precise recalling of
qualities of light, times of the day and of the year: a cornucopia of sensations which, evoked in
their totality, enabled the great painter Willem de Kooning to declare, painting is a glimpse,
and long before him, Leonardo da Vinci to insist, una cosa mentale –painting is a thing of the
mind.
Gaspare Manos is able to avail himself of a particularly rich spectrum of visual experiences
stored in his accumulative spice-chest of sensations, atmospheres, phanopoeia: from the
Thailand of his birth to the Kenya of his childhood, from his formative years in farflung
localities from Greece to Switzerland, London to Paris, from the Venice and Dalmatia of his
ancestors to contemporary Hong Kong or Manhattan.
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