The David Barnett Gallery presents three exhibitions – Sylvia Spicuzza, Wassily Kandinsky and Homage to Wassily Kandinsky by David Barnett. An opening reception will be held on Gallery Night & Day, Friday, April 25, 2014 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The gallery is located at 1024 E. State St. at Prospect Ave. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sylvia Spicuzza, daughter of noted painter Francesco Spicuzza, produced a magnificent body of work undiscovered until her death in 1998. Experience this rich, diverse and fascinating collection of drawings, watercolors, paintings and prints from the 1920's to the 1990's. David Barnett notes that “Spicuzza was a very important and enthusiastic art teacher and was a primary influence on my own career as a professional artist and art dealer, art educator and appraiser due to her brilliance, ingenuity and resourcefulness often reflected in her work. Her encouraging words of wisdom and support gave many artists the confidence in the field of visual arts”.
Wassily Kandinsky’s original woodcuts from Klange (Sounds) Series will coincide with the Kandinsky exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum. An influential Russian artist, Kandinsky (1866-1944), is credited with painting the first purely abstract works.
Also displayed will be David Barnett’s Famous Artist Series: Homage to Wassily Kandinsky - mixed media after the original woodcuts from 1907-1912. Exhibition will run through July 19, 2014.
The David Barnett Gallery provides professional art consultation, appraisals, restoration and conservation, framing, lighting, custom giclee printing, delivery, and installation services. The gallery’s Van Go mobile art service brings artwork to residences and offices for “on location” selection. Viewing hours at the David Barnett Gallery are 11:00am to 5:30pm Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm Saturday, or by appointment. For further information, please call (414) 271-5058.