MASKS by Gabriele Grones and Peter Depelchin
Residency Unlimited, Colonels Row
Weekly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting from Sep 1, 2023, until Sep 24, 2023
Colonels Row - Colonels Row - Building 404B
Opening Reception September 2, 11am-5pm
“Masks,” a duo show by Residency Unlimited (RU) artists Gabriele Grones and Peter Depelchin, offers a visual excursion through drawing, painting and video installation. In his works, Peter examines how faces are represented in mask, facial morphology and distortions employed. The imagery he uses takes as a starting point Phoenician, Roman, Greek, Native American and Japanese masks which he then translates into highly hybridized depictions of Satyrs and Fauns. Depelchin’s elaborate drawings lead the spectator from one singular mask to a multitude of layered masks, which literally get under your skin. Gabriele’s case-studies are intensely elaborated both as concept and as painted representations. With his works he focuses on the connections between different cultures, delving into ancient ritual customs and habits through the pictorial analysis of symbols, objects, natural details, figures and compositions. For this occasion, he created a series of meticulously painted masks of Native American tribes from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
RU is one of the 2023 Governors Island Arts Organizations in Residence
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.