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22 Nov 2019

Peter Reginato: The Silver Series

Broadfoot and Broadfoot

Reviewed by Dana Gordon

Peter Reginato achieves the fullness that art is capable of when unfettered by political, commercial, and academic rules. His work has unequaled probity, freedom, joie de vivre, and attitude, as well as mastery and gravitas. It expresses human nature, honestly, here and now.

Working in Soho in the 1960s, Reginato won recognition for his raw abstract steel sculptures. He has since shifted into painting, at first employing architectural accents, then flowing, organic shapes. Now he covers much of the thick pours of color with a layer resembling molten pewter, making even more of materiality and shape and asserting the works as an integration of painting and sculpture.

The color in July 24th (2019) still has its say, but appears to be in a standoff with the implied blanket of metal. A symphony of visual form carries the emotions. Reginato's work is proof of the enduring vitality of abstract expressionism.

Exhibition Peter Reginato: The Silver Series
Start date 31 Oct 2019
End date 30 Nov 2019
Presenter Broadfoot and Broadfoot link
Venue 819 Main Street, Boonton, NJ, USA map
Image Peter Reginato, July 24th, 2019, enamel on canvas, 40 x 30 inches, courtesy of the artist

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