Augusto Di Stefano

Augusto Di Stefano

Exposición: Mar 8 – May 7, 2006

Via pinturas, dibujos, y por la primera vez, proyectos de impression PRINTMAKING, Augusto Di Stefano continua explorando rayas/marcas? procesados y gestados que SLIP entre abstracion geometrica y estructuras raramente solitarios.  Esatas obras, instalados en un areglo semicircular, aniuman las dos conecciones y distinctions.

En las pinturas de Di Stefano, la soledad de fondos impecablemente cubiertas esta quebrada por subjectos que HOVER y cambian tono con perspectiva.  Untitled presenta un pentagagono

-Kate Green



Augusto Di Stefano

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Whether working with paint or pencil, Augusto Di Stefano uses stark, deliberate marks to register boundaries that are as psychological as they are physical. In his paintings, thick impasto inches across saturated canvases that have been continually sprayed and sanded. In his drawings, similarly labor-intensive pencil strokes are tirelessly repeated to create structures resembling defensive walls. Di Stefano’s works utilize paint’s sculptural potential and the gravity of singular marks to investigate actual and emotional barriers.
Di Stefano has historically exhibited variously-sized monochromatic paintings. In recent years he has begun presenting drawings simultaneously realized on portfolio paper, which he unstitches from its binding. Rather than drafts for his contemplative abstract paintings, the colder drawings of architectural fragments are works in their own right. Articulated with razor-sharp graphite on white, the detached images are softened by the intimate, book-like nature of still-creased paper.
Born in New York, NY in 1966, Augusto Di Stefano received his MFA from The University of Texas at San Antonio, TX in 1999, and continues to live and work in San Antonio. Solo exhibitions include Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2002) and Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX (2002). Group exhibitions include Decelerate, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (2006); Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (2005); Mental Maps, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, New York, NY (2005); and Come Forward, Dallas Museum of Art, TX (2003).

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Douglas Fogle

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Prior to joining the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2005, Douglas Fogle served for ten years as curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. While at the Walker, Fogle initiated an emerging artist series and a number of group exhibitions such as Stills: Emerging Photography in the 1990s (1997). His most recent exhibitions include Painting at the Edge of the World (2001), solo exhibitions with Catherine Opie and Julie Mehretu, and a historical survey of the conceptual uses of photography entitled The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography 1960-1982, which opened at the Walker Art Center in October 2003 and traveled to the UCLA Hammer in Los Angeles before continuing on to Europe. He regularly contributes to journals such as Artforum, Frieze, Flash Art, and Parkett.

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