Framed Dimensions: 34" x 27"
Carl D’Alvia’s sculptures and drawings have been described as “vernacular surrealism;” uncanny and deceptive, his forms are both familiar and elusive. Often minimalistic, they hint at figuration, but then are obscured by obsessive ornamentation, bringing them into the realm of the imaginary and metaphorical. With a focus on line and mass, his drawings are often sculptural, and his sculptures appear drawn, leading viewers down a path of light hearted and knowing deception. D’Alvia is based in New York and West Cornwall, CT, and his work has been shown at White Columns, New York; Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francsico, CA; The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI; Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY; Regina Rex, New York, NY; Gleichapel, Paris; Operaunica, Rome; and Mulherin + Pollard, New York, NY, among many others. In 2012, D’Alvia received The American Academy in Rome’s Rome Prize.
Signature: Work is signed
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist
About Carl D'Alvia
American, b. 1965, New York, NY, United States, based in New York, NY, United States