Lot 85: Al Volo

CEPA Gallery's 2014 Biennial Art Auction artist Al Bolo

Alfonso Volo
Water World
Color Photocopy Collaged onto Wood Plaque, Gesso, Acrylic Paint, Glue
9 x 6 ¾ x ¾ inches
Signed Recto
Plaques in Absentia Series

BIO: Al Volo was born in Buffalo in 1954. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Buffalo State College. In 2009, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center organized a solo exhibition of Volo’s work, entitled Thrifting for Beauty. Volo has exhibited extensively in Western New and elsewhere including at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Harbourfront Center in Toronto, Maryland Art Place, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Big Orbit Gallery and many others. His work was featured in the 2005 and 2007 editions of the juried, collaborative regional exhibition, Beyond/In Western New York. Volo is best known for his thought provoking sculptural work that includes found materials, notably kitsch and tchotchke objects. Volo lives, works and writes from his farm in Eden, NY.

“Sometimes it goes where light does not reach.”
—Thank you, Ann Lauterbach

Still, this nothingness relaxes the irised pupil. The elided eclipse releases coronal fragrances. The unseeing eye peeks shyly despite itself. As if
crossing a margin were possible…
the delicate optic nerve osmoses a few atoms of evaporated nectar…

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