Mario Gallucci

Mario Gallucci

Artwork

Bubble Wrap
Mario Gallucci

Bubble Wrap

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

11.75 x 12.50 in

Craved Foam
Mario Gallucci

Craved Foam

Cut folded and glued archival digital prints

4 x 3.75 x 2 in

Foam Rock
Mario Gallucci

Foam Rock

Cut folded and glued archival digital prints

4 x 4.50 x 3 in

Styrofoam Shelf
Mario Gallucci

Styrofoam Shelf

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

10 x 48 x 2 in

Candy Wrapper
Mario Gallucci

Candy Wrapper

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

3.75 x 5 in

Flag
Mario Gallucci

Flag

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

60 x 35 in

Found Flyer
Mario Gallucci

Found Flyer

cut folded and glued archival digital prints

16 x 11 in

Syringe
Mario Gallucci

Syringe

folded and glued archival digital prints,cut folded and glued archival digital prints

98 x 120 in

Chinese Knife Set
Mario Gallucci

Chinese Knife Set

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

11.50 x 12 x 1 in

Flag Bag
Mario Gallucci

Flag Bag

cut folded and glued archival digital prints

9.50 x 8 x 1 in

Knife Print
Mario Gallucci

Knife Print

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Tomato Planter
Mario Gallucci

Tomato Planter

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

61.50 x 23 x 2 in

Columbia River Stone (2014)
Mario Gallucci

Columbia River Stone (2014)

Cut folded and glued archival digital prints

5.50 x 6.50 x 4 in

Floor Scraper
Mario Gallucci

Floor Scraper

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

16.50 x 6.25 in

Paint Roller and Pan (2014)
Mario Gallucci

Paint Roller and Pan (2014)

Cut folded and glued digital archival prints

12.50 x 9.50 in

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Mario Gallucci
Artist Statement: The mental pressure objects exert on the subconscious leads me to create work engaging human perception as it relates to objects. Through, a combination of photography, painting, and sculpture, I create 1:1 scale replicas of the everyday. These works operate in a liminal space between existence and representation. They cast the mundane in a new light— questioning significance, value, and their relational effect on the human condition. Humans are dependent on vision and trust in surface. This trust allows an object to stand out like a beacon, or to be camouflaged in plain sight. Ultra-visible objects provide immediate affect, while invisible objects require a more careful consideration to fully experience. It is in this way that a room of seemingly normal objects can upend expectations of a space and reopen a path to a childlike sense of wonder. In a time when everything imaginable seems to already exist, I promote object-making by recreating the ordinary through extraordinary means. -- Currently living in Portland Oregon as an MFA in Visual Studies candidate at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Mario Gallucci hails from Greensboro, North Carolina. Before moving to Portland, he lived in Japan teaching English where he learned photography. Afterwards, he worked for 6 years at Green Hill Center for NC Art as a curatorial assistant, graphic designer, and freelance photographer. He holds a BA from Elon University in acting and digital media. As the son of a sculptor and a biologist, his artistic interests range from taste and flavor, personal and collective memory, charts, diagrams, and power objects. He has shown internationally, and has been published in JPG magazine. His has received a RACC Project Grant, a Silver ADDY for photography and a North Carolina Artist's Hub Grant.
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