Join us for a live performance and book release with artist Colin Pezzano for his most recent project Soma. Soma is a graphic novel told in 45 woodcuts carved during the winter of 2022. A “mundane horror,” the narrative investigates lived and imagined experience, corporality, and the passage of time. During the evening, Colin Pezzano and Sam Gasparre will be performing a live score of the Soma, which was animated by Ricky Christian.
Colin Pezzano is a woodworker and craft artist based in South Philadelphia. His practice is defined by utilizing digital and hand processes to pass along humor, pathos, and memory into his chosen materials. Colin graduated from the University of the Arts in 2014 with a BFA in Crafts and shortly after received the Windgate Fellowship Award. In 2022, he received the Windgate-Lamar Fellowship Award, given to awardees who have continued to evolve their practice post-graduation. Colin has had two solo shows, “Contain You” and “Still Life With Dead Game,” at Bridgette Mayer Gallery and Allens Lane Art Center, respectfully, and is currently exhibiting work in The Wharton Esherick Museum’s “Home as Stage” to celebrate the Museum’s 50th anniversary. This installation coincides with the release of Colin’s book, Soma, a graphic novel in woodcuts. During his career, Pezzano has participated in group shows, juried exhibitions and attended residencies in the USA and Sweden. He maintains his practice in his basement studio.
This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.
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