Ancient and Modern Myths

Able Fine Art NY Gallery

Apr. 27, 2024 - May. 17, 2018

143B Orchard Street
New York, 10002
PHONE 212-477-1188

April 27, 2018 – May 17, 2018
Opening Reception – Friday, April 27, 6 – 8 pm

Able Fine Art NY Gallery is proud to present “Ancient and Modern Myths,” a solo exhibition of the artist Lorenzo Cascio. The exhibition will consist of Cascio’s dynamic paintings rooted in classical Greek mythology that transcend time and tradition. Through Cascio’s vivid, energetic pieces, his audience explores dimensions of modern identity, where the human pathos becomes aesthetically realized; through Cascio’s expressive use of mythology, his audience finds their contemporary world forever illuminated.

Cascio, born in Sicily, Italy, studied art at the Academy of Arts in Palermo and the Catalgirone Art School. A painter, sculptor, and ceramicist, Cascio has exhibited work in Italy, Korea, France, Denmark, Slovakia, Japan, and the USA. Several of his monumental pieces are displayed in churches throughout Italy. With a reverence for classical artistic traditions, Cascio is an internationally recognized artist whose work allows his viewers to examine their own emotional core using the mythological past to express the concerns of the present.

“Ancient and Modern Myths” encompasses Cascio’s recent artwork, based on his enduring love for Homeric myths, influencing his artistic world that blends both historic and contemporary styles and themes. Cascio’s body of work contains paintings where his use of figures and horses, with their mythological, historical, and personal significance, work to link myth to reality, the past to the present, and the human to an overwhelming celebration of life itself. In Cascio’s Due Cavalli (2017), Cascio employs bold and vibrant colors without preliminary planning. This unstructured approach allows him to express his own thoughts of the moment, filling his work with fluidity. In Antica grotta Sareddi, with dimensions of 100x150cm (2018), Cascio refers to a cave where, as a young child, Cascio’s father and his family sought shelter from bombs during World War II. Now, Cascio recalls the family memory, creating a personal, modern myth that lives on the canvas, reflecting the simultaneity of mythology within contemporary culture. With pulsating colors, Cascio’s Teatro (2018) references the composition of the Greek frieze, grouping figures together in scenes of love. In “Ancient and Modern Myths,” Cascio paints the human condition as it exists–transcendent and joyful, and through the recurring power of mythology, expressively so.

Cascio states, “In the end, my art flows like life, without restraint or restriction, as representations of my full and complete engagement with the world.” Through his vigorous body of work, Cascio shares his illustrative world with his audience, inviting them to look into his canvases in order to see within.

Able Fine Art NY Gallery works with both established and emerging international artists, sharing their worlds with our New York audience. Through the works of burgeoning talent and creative minds, Able Fine Art NY Gallery seeks to create a bridge between cultures, a succession of voices, and the melding of worlds through art.

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