Join us for the opening reception of The Glittering World on Friday, October 10th from 6-9pm. This solo exhibition showcases new work by Boston-based artist David Curcio.
Curcio employs embroidery, drawing and printmaking to create deeply biographical and diaristic work. While his background in printmaking is formal, the embroidery is self-taught. As he becomes assured with the medium, the subject matter grows ever-more personal.
His work has drawn upon themes of moods, melancholia, sexuality and medication. The recent embroideries on Japanese paper are inspired by the novel Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Paradise Island in the Wonder Woman mythos, both of which depict utopian islands occupied solely by women. In The Glittering World series, Curcio attempts to reconcile images of heroines and villains from popular culture as powerful, vulnerable, sexually objectified, fiercely autonomous, fetishized, and defiantly confrontational.
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10-6pm | Sunday 12-4 | By appointment