• Transient Gallery (map)
  • 121 12th St
  • West Des Moines, IA, 50265
  • United States

Christopher Chiavetta is a Des Moines artist, featuring four new abstract paintings. 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 Bernini to mind. Though an art historian may quibble between the ornate rococo or the neoclassicists' drive for the Sublime, Chiavetta's serious and unflinching eye for energy speaks most strongly to the baroque.