Vic Vicini – Pop Paintings

July 12 – August 9, 2013

Opening Reception Friday, July 12, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Gallery Talk Saturday, July 13, 2:00 pm

There are as many ways to interpret the still life as there are artists interested in painting them. They can be collections of ordinary objects, studied for their formal qualities alone. They can be arrangements of objects that hold sentimental value for the artist and the viewer. They can be painted in a loose and painterly style, with broad strokes simplified forms. They can be carefully rendered, full of precise detail.

flying_buck COMPRESSED

Flying Buck; oil on linen

Vic Vicini takes his own approach to the still life. He considers his work contemporary still life realism. For the past 20 years, he has focused on the iconic objects and symbols of advertising, toys and games. He loves the vivid colors and bold design of vintage packaging, comic books, board games and toys. He says, “My work plays a humorous trip down memory lane into a time when we saw the world as children, where the comic hero and the joy of opening these wonderful packages of toys and games brought so much joy to so many people.

Vicini earned his BFA in painting and print making at Wayne State University. Since then, he has exhibited his work all over the United States. Paint Creek Center for the Arts will present a solo show of his vivid and detailed paintings. These artworks are sure to capture the interest of art lovers. They are especially of interest to anyone who enjoys pop culture and vintage toys and graphics.

Please join us in welcoming Vic Vicini at an opening reception on Friday, July 12, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. We have also scheduled a gallery talk for Saturday, July 13, 2:00 pm, where you will have an opportunity to join an informal conversation about his work. The gallery talk and opening reception are free and open to the public.

This exhibit is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation.

PCCA exhibitions are sponsored by The Athena Group, Dokka Fasteners, Gerald Salerno – Max Broock Realtors, the International Academy of Design & Technology, Rochester Hills Spine Care and WiT.

The mission of Paint Creek Center for the Arts is to enhance life in the region by promoting, encouraging and creating opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts. Paint Creek Center for the Arts is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 9:00pm, Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. PCCA is located at 407 Pine Street in downtown Rochester at the intersection of Pine and Fourth Streets. For information on exhibits, classes, the Art & Apples Festival, special events or volunteer opportunities, call 248-651-4110 or visit www.pccart.org. 

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