Index Art Center is pleased to present “Temporary Bodies” a site-specific installation by artist Gianluca Bianchino. Bianchino will envelop the entire space of the gallery with his sculptural installation that consists of both two and three dimensional forms comprised of paint, paper, lights, projections and sculptural elements that are used to create a multi-media landscape. The forms are combined to establish an ambiguous space that alludes to questions of identity and similar existential concerns, moving the genre of landscape forward into new, allusionistic territory that refers not only to our surroundings on planet earth, but also physics and the universe. At the same time, Bianchino draws upon prior art movements such as Cubism, Surrealism and Constructivism which are similarly concerned with shape, space and form. The exhibition is curated by Jeanne Brasile.
Curator Jeanne Brasile notes that Bianchino’s background in architecture lends naturally to working in installation formats. “He has an affinity for space and materials that stems from his previous architectural studies. This gives his work a sensitivity in responding to the specific architecture of the galley and provides an advantage in envisioning and creating the final composition. ”
Index Art Center was established in May 2009 by three of Redsaw Art’s former founders; Lowell Craig, Seth Goodwin, and DC Smith. Their mission is to help strengthen and revitalize Newark’s emerging art scene. They wish to create an environment where the local community and artists of all media can come together and take part in a unique dialogue, one which affirms Newark as a center for contemporary art. Index Art Center is located at 585 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey between Central Avenue and New Street. It is easily accessible by car, The PATH and NJ Transit. Hours are Thursdays 6 to 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays 1 – 4pm and by appointment. Admission is free and open to the public.