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Ross Caliendo: Dusk Ritual

25 March - 24 April

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Celebrating the Hong Kong Art Month, Gloucester Arts Club is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated solo exhibition Dusk Ritual by acclaimed Los Angeles-based artist Ross Caliendo. This exhibition marks a significant milestone in Caliendo’s artistic journey and represents his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Dusk Ritual will be on view from March 25 to April 24, 2024.

Dusk Ritual presents a stunning collection of naturalistic figuration paintings that delve into the profound interplay between light, darkness, and the human experience. Caliendo’s exploration of themes inspired by the forest, animals, and the sky captures the ephemeral moments of transition and introspection found during twilight. Each artwork in Dusk Ritual is a testament to Caliendo’s distinctive style, characterized by bold brushwork, intricate textures, and a vibrant color palette.

The artist offers a surreal interpretation of the natural world, investigating the powerful tension created by the juxtaposition of vibrant colours and thick impasto. The convergence of realism and abstraction in Caliendo’s work creates a profound and thought-provoking narrative that evokes emotions and leaves a lasting impression. One of the iconic pieces in the exhibition is Untitled (2024), a captivating landscape painting depicting a forest scene. Caliendo skillfully employs a technique often found in his work, using shades of green and red to create a striking colour contrast. This vivid representation of nature from Caliendo’s perspective suggests a scene of meditation in the embrace of mother nature.

By presenting Dusk Ritual at its prestigious exhibition space, Gloucester Arts Club provides a unique opportunity for visitors to witness the convergence of artistic brilliance and cultural exchange during Hong Kong Art Month. During the showcasing period of the exhibition, an artist talk will delve deeper into the intricate themes and concepts behind the artwork. Hosted in the club, this panel provides an opportunity for deeper exploration and analysis of the ideas presented by the significant curators and art individuals. Further details will be announced on the club’s social media platforms.

ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISER

Ross Caliendo (b. 1988, Pittsburgh, PA) is a visual artist living and working in Los Angeles. With his vividly textured paintings, Caliendo offers a surreal interpretation of the natural world, investigating the powerful tension created between his use of vibrant colors combined with thick impasto.

Caliendo graduated with a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), Ohio in 2011. Since then, he has had multiple solo and duo exhibitions, including Loyal Gallery (Stockholm), CVG Foundation (Beijing), Ross+Kramer (East Hampton and New York), Grifter (New York), No Place Gallery (Columbus), Phil Gallery (Los Angeles) and Mayeur Projects (Las Vegas). His group exhibitions include SPURS (Beijing), LOYAL @ El Royale (Los Angeles), Moskowitz Bayse (Los Angeles), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Hunter Dunbar Projects (New York), and many more. In May 2023, the artist presented a solo presentation with Ross+Kramer at Independent Art Fair (New York).

In 2022 the artist had his first institutional solo exhibition in Asia, entitled Realm, at CVG Foundation in Beijing, China. Caliendo also participated in the Fores Project Residency Program, which culminated in a group exhibition in London, UK in 2022. Recently he partook in the group exhibition The Descendants, curated by Melanie Lum, Micki Meng, and Kevin Poon at K11 Musea (Hong Kong), and will have a forthcoming solo exhibition at Asia Art Center (Taipei) in 2024. Caliendo is represented by Ross+Kramer, New York.

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Start:
25 March
End:
24 April
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