Published: May 24, 2011
From June 11 to July 31, the Cape Cod Museum of Art will feature companion exhibitions: “Collages and Paintings,” works by Edward Giobbi, and “Recent Work” by Varujan Boghosian. Giobbi and Boghosian are both friends and artists who use pieces of the past and present in their work.
Boghosian, Giobbi, as well as Romanos Rizk, Ciro Cozzi, Salvatore Del Deo, Robert Douglas Hunter and Marge Osborne (later Mrs John Whorf Jr), came to study with Henry Hensche in the summer of 1949. Boghosian and Giobbi have remained especially close ever since.
Boghosian attended the Vesper George School of Art in Boston and the Yale School of Art and Architecture. He has taught at Cooper Union, Yale, Brown and Dartmouth. He is a master of the arts of collage and assemblage whose work has won national recognition and is largely inspired by the past. His collages are creations of items he finds at antiques shops, flea markets, yard sales and items found while beachcombing. When arranging the items in his work, he gives the items a new life while maintaining their personal and historical identities.
Boghosian’s work is represented in the Denver Art Museum, the Mattatuck Museum, the Hood Museum and the Cape Cod Museum of Art, among others.
When Giobbi was a young boy, his family told him stories of artists like Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Giotto, and these artists became his heroes. Giobbi works with a strong and historical Italian influence, and revives the atmosphere of traditional Italian heritage in his mixed media work. Like Boghosian, he also uses found items (dried flowers) in his collages. Giobbi’s work is represented in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Whitney Museum and CCMA, among others.
Also opening at the gallery on June 11 is an exhibition of “The Great Silence,” a sculpture created by Lorrie Fredette. On view until September 25, this sculpture, a site-specific installation designed for the museum’s Bank of America/Hunter Gallery, made of beeswax, tree resin, muslin, brass, steel and nylon line, will be suspended from the beams in the gallery. There will be a gallery talk by Fredette, whose work is inspired by medical sciences, on Sunday, July 31, at 2 pm, free with paid museum admission.
Cape Cod Museum of Art is off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, on the grounds of Cape Cod Center for the Arts. For information, 508-385-4477 or www.ccmoa.org .
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