Quint Contemporary Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by San Diego artist Roman de Salvo. The exhibition opens on June 1 and will continue through July 14, 2001. A public reception will be held on Saturday, July 7, from 4 – 7 p.m.
De Salvo, whose works have been described as both conceptual and humorous, received his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego. The sculpture and installations he creates are witty, deadpan observations of culture and aesthetics. Employing materials normally associated with prosaic domestic construction and decoration, de Salvo fashions art and anti-art objects that continually question the meaning of things. Fireplaces made of combustible wood, electrified conduit power puzzles, home furnishings altered slightly and hilariously; all these describe a restless, curious intellect, fused with impeccable craft and technical skill.
De Salvo’s installations and sculpture have been exhibited nationally and internationally. He was a participant in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and has been represented in San Diego/Tijuana’s inSITE in 1994 and 2000.