Vico Fabbris Floralies

Fantasy Botanicals at Boston's Gurari Collections

By: - Apr 04, 2013

Vico Vico Vico

Vico Fabbris
watercolor & work-on-paper
April 5  - 30, 2013

Gurari Collections
460B Harrison Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

Gurari Collections presents an exhibition of watercolor paintings and work-on-paper by the artist Vico Fabbris. Entitled FLORALIES, the exhibition expands upon the artist's exploration of imagined botanicals.

Culled from his familiarity with nature, plant and flower species, as well as pollinating insects, Fabbris has synthesized his fantasies drawn from reality and imagination. He envisions a world of the slightly surrealistic, complete with fictitious latin names or a genus story as part of the painting. He is especially attuned to the loss of nature and the fragility of botanical species. He replaces the lost habitat with these "flights of fantasy".

In this new exhibition Fabbris pushes his painting technique in new directions. Loose and expressive, his work proposes plants and flowers with a scientific level of detail, yet his creations have an enigmatic flair that presupposes believability. Fabbris'  botanical world seems familiar yet it clearly is not.

In so doing, he delights the eye by creating the satirical and absurd as well as the "almost real". Whether engaged by an imagined context, by a supporting story, or alone in mid-air suspension, Vico Fabbris' artwork is exuberant and a celebration of the inventive mind.

The recipient of two Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards in Painting, Fabbris' work has recently been exhibited in Second Nature at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

His work is included in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum, as well as the Museo Pedrotti-Cantoni, his artwork has been recognized in institutional, corporate and private collections. Written about nationally and locally, Mr. Fabbris continues as a Senior Lecturer in drawing and painting at the New England School of Art and Design, Suffolk University.

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