Night and Day (day) by Angelo Filomeno, embroidery on silk shantung stretched over cotton, 20 x 16 in. 2021
Newburgh contemporary art gallery Visitor Center
recently opened “In Between Dreams at Dusk,” a solo exhibit of colorful works by embroidery artist Angelo Filomeno.
Born in Italy and now based in New York, Filomeno “creates strikingly hued seascapes and their intricate topographies, to enchant and seduce the viewer with their constant shifting and shimmering light,” according to the gallery’s show description. "In Between Dreams at Dusk” includes more than 30 of the intricate embroidery artworks from his “Island” series as well as a new selection of the vibrant watercolors that form his “Icebergs” series.
Filomeno’s work combines classical painting with the traditional embroidery to form intricate, vibrantly colored works that incorporate luxurious materials such as shantung silk, crystals, onyx, muslin, and denim. The tactile richness of Filomeno's materials contrasts starkly from his often bleak and disturbing subject matter—beasts, limbs, natural disasters.When viewed together, the works offer commentary on the climate crisis now facing all of us.
Run by professional art advisor Eva Zanardi through her creative advisory firm Ezart Consulting NYC
, Visitor Center “is dedicated to supporting artists in the advancement of their practices and careers through a supportive community and curated exhibitions.” The 2,000-square-foot gallery is located on the ground floor of the US workshop of Japanese apparel company Hysteric Glamour, on the city’s historic Liberty Street.
Angelo Filomeno’s “In Between Dreams at Dusk” exhibit is on view at Visitor Center gallery in Newburgh now through July 30. Visitor Center is open Fridays from 4pm to 6pm and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm; weekday viewings are by appointment only. For more information.