Woodcuts, Linocuts and Rubbings, limited editions by international artist Biagio Civale, will be on exhibit in the Martucci Gallery at the Irvington Public Library at 12 South Astor Street, Irvington, New York, through January 30.
Library hours: M,W,F, Sat,10-5 pm; T,TH,10-9 pm. Closed Sundays.
Biagio (Gino) Civale is an internationally known artist who has been creating art for over 50 years. He has exhibited in more than 60 one-man shows and 200 group events, in the United States and abroad. Ronald Lauder, World Bank in Washington D.C. and the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy own art created by Biagio Civale. Civale was born in Italy, but he has lived in France, Belgium, Spain and the United States. Currently he lives and has a studio in Yonkers, New York, and maintains a studio in Italy. He studied at L’Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France and received a diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts, Rome, Italy. He continued studying art at New York University and S.U.N.Y. Purchase. His creative interests have ranged widely over the years. He has worked in oil, mixed media, assembilage /collage and printmaking. He began as an abstract painter, and then began creating geometric figurative pieces, sometimes called primitive and recently he has returned to the abstract. The exhibit in the Irvington Public Library features his woodcuts, linocuts and rubbings. Here he depicts people and locales he visited during his travels. His scenes are about everyday life, abstracted to share his emotional reaction to his subject. His vignettes communicate vigor and strength. Civale has always felt he is an Expressionist. He is appreciative of the robust rhythms of life. At 72 years of age, Biagio Civale is as enthusiastic about creating art as he was when he first realized at the age of fifteen, that his life course was to be an artist.