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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Opening Thursday at Atticus Bookstore & Cafe

Atticus Café
1082 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 776-4040
Leticia Galizzi: Unplanned Cities
Through Apr. 4, 2010
Opening Reception: Thurs., Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Press release

Leticia Galizzi was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She has lived in the United States for four years and exhibited her work in several venues in Belo Horizonte and New Haven.

Artist Statement:

I have always been fascinated by unplanned cities, generally the product of the uncoordinated work of thousands of people across generations, a process of relatively slow accumulation of layers. In these spaces, people build houses and streets that just happen wherever there is an empty space. The result of this collective effort is a cluster of organic shapes, shapes that are commonly identified with the natural world, commonly imagined as the contrary of the world of culture, the world created by human beings and the formal grids they create.

From afar, these parts of the city always looked tranquil to me: the multitude of colors and tortuous lines blends into one general tone and shape. The closer you get to them, the more complex they become, a breathtaking complexity that verges on but always stops short of chaos. The buildings dissolve and you see an incredible variety of lines and angles, shapes and volumes, colors and textures.

This exhibit is the result of my sustained interest in these cityscapes. It is also the result of a painter's exploration of printing and woodcarving. Finally, as it happens with all my work, it is a sincere attempt to establish a dialogue with you, the viewers. I hope you enjoy!

There will be an opening reception for Unplanned Cities on Thurs. evening, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

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