Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by Nicola Verlato entitled Zero Gravity. Painting in the hyper-realistic style he has become known for, Verlato exercises his virtuosic hand and classical eye to produce masterworks of choreographed chaos. In Verlato’s newest series of paintings, his brush excises gravity as the fundamental force underpinning every aspect of earthly existence. The onset of catastrophic change strikes amid intricate and often intriguingly incomplete narratives, without mercy for resolution or the importance and weight we grant flesh and matter. As the supreme deity in the universe of his paintings, Verlato revels in the beauty of turning a world upside down. If gravity is the force that keeps us in our places and stoops us in supplication with the passage of time, then through his paintings, Verlato benevolently grants us “the illusion of liberation from the most constrictive of all the physical laws”.
Following are a few images from the opening reception.
Mery Karnowsky Gallery
Through September 1, 2012