NO SELF: Eli Casiano and Colin Francigetto

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FEBRUARY 25 – March 29, 2015

Opening reception SATURDAY, February 28, 7-10 pm

Campfire Gallery is pleased to present “No Self” an exhibition of new mixed-media paintings by Eli Casiano and Colin Frangicetto.

Eli Casiano and Colin Frangicetto explore themes of identity in their work by taking familiar cultural motifs and combining them in a completely new context. Both artists are pop surrealists in the true sense of the term whose work is primarily figurative in nature. Frangicetto’s portrait-style paintings depict human hybrids, spirit animals adorned with brightly colored flowers and a third eye, creating dream-like visuals that feel both familiar and otherworldly. Memories and iconic characters from film, TV and comics collide in a mélange of the hyper-commercialized and sentimental in Casiano’s canvases. The process of combining recognizable but disparate elements that have strong personal and cultural associations creates a surprising new narrative that allows the artist and the viewer to examine their own notions of self.