The Center for Art in Wood is proud to present the Young Artist Speaker Series. Each semester a young artist is asked to share their work and speak about the transition from academia to an independent artist. The first in the series will feature artist Colin Pezzano taking place on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 6 – 8 pm.
Colin Pezzano is a woodworker based out of Philadelphia, PA. Pezzano projects his unique sensibility onto the possibilities of furniture and uses this to offset the domestic environment with pathos and humor. His work is an honest self-searching, channeling childhood experience and memory to bring beauty to the mundane, shaping into an object the awkward fumbling form of youth and naivety. The result is something truly unique, and surprisingly moving; considering the stark, often minimal approach he takes in design. In these pieces, in his take on everyday objects, Pezzano strives to convey a long-lost sense of awe and wonder, a chance for a moment to regain a bit of our inner child, our absent innocence. He pushes himself in self-discovery, and in that finds a piece of himself; a piece of all of us.
Colin graduated from University of The Arts in 2014. Upon graduation, he received the Windgate Fellowship. After Graduation, Pezzano was featured in Craft Forms (2014) and was interviewed in an article with American Craft. In the Spring of 2015, Pezzano had his first Solo show “Contain You” at Bridgette Mayer Gallery. Since then, Pezzano has appeared in several shows and galleries including The Smithsonian Craft Show (2016). Following the Smithsonian Craft show, Colin was inspired to develop a small production line of furniture and objects, collaborating with other craft artists. In 2018, Colin had his second Solo show “Still Life with Dead Game”. Pezzano maintains his practice in Philadelphia out of his basement studio and currently is working at the University of Pennsylvania.
This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood is a nonprofit arts organization. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.
For question please contact Community Engagement Manager Katie Sorenson at [email protected].