Sat., August 30th 2014 at 7pm
Christopher Chiavetta at Olson Larsen
Christopher Chiavetta is a Des Moines artist bringing four new abstract paintings to Transient Gallery. He accomplishes flourishes of virtuoso paint handling in a constructed and concrete abstract environment. Chiavetta intends to portray landscapes in the sense of their metaphysical underpinnings, reaching for a representation of inchoate raw materiality.
Dynamic, and filled with both broad expanses and refined detail, his paintings call to mind the ornate rococo or the neoclassicists’ pursuit of the Sublime. However, Chiavetta’s serious and unflinching eye for energy speaks most strongly to the baroque.