Of Shadow and Light
Jessie Wilber Gallery
July 12 – August 30
Jerry Locati sees in “Shadow and Light”. Whetherit is the intricate architectural detail or the way he captures the subtle proportions in his graphite drawings, the edge between architecture and art is a fine line defined in shadow and light.
Locati has put pencil to paper to create works that celebrate composition, light and texture in a new way. Focusing his eye on wildlife and figurative subjects, he renders small and large- scale images alike, depicting the beauty of the human form or the inspiring power of nature. Utilizing a mosaic of blocks, refocusing the eye typically off-center, he lets an intricate puzzle unfold subtly within the frame of each block. The technique isolates complex details in a larger scene, simplifying an image for the viewer, while deepening its interpretation.
“Architecture is based in art. I grew up drawingand it didn’t take me long to realize I wanted tocreate art in the form of architecture. Now I findequal inspiration from both.” – Jerry Locati