Grotesque Profile / Dean’s Song, Michael DiPrinzio @ Da Vinci Art Alliance.
Michael DiPrinzio encourages his son, Dean, age 5, to grab some art supplies and work with his Dad in the studio while he creates his abstract expressionist /naive primitivist paintings. Unlike the Philly Dad who let’s his kid swig beer at a ball game, DiPrinzio is familiarizing Dean with the arts and culture of all kinds – Dean was a cool art star at the opening, drawing and posing for pictures. DiPrinzio the Younger’s work was hung on clothes pins scattered around the gallery among DiPrinzio the Elder’s paintings. Seeing familiar household objects and surfaces incorporated into DiPrinzio’s dream-scapes plucks on childhood nerves like time traveling back to a younger day when a clothes-pin was the coolest thing ever.
Michael DiPrinzio, Give Thanks, A Heart Felt Toast @ Da Vinci Art Gallery in South Philly.
Michael DiPrinzio, Year of the Rat @ Da Vinci Art Alliance.
Dinosaur by Dean DiPrinzio, crayon on ceiling tile. Having a kid’s art perspective bouncing off the adult abstractions creates a vibration between childish mark-making and child-like abandon.
With Dali-esque coloration, Michael DiPrinzio gets down & dirty with this large scale mixed media painting, the paint battles across the canvas, mixing like a wacko fractal model.
Learn more about the DiPrinzio family project @ the Da Vinci Art Alliance website including info on Daniel DiPrinzio‘s novel, “New U“.
Untitled, Michael DiPrinzio @ Da Vinci Art Alliance @ 7th & Catharine Streets. The gallery is a hidden gem in South Philly, offering artists the opportunity to have one-person or group shows along with themed members only exhibits throughout the year. Just a few blocks from The Italian Market, Da Vinci Art Alliance offers contemporary art in a lovely town-house gallery across the street from Fleisher Art Memorial.
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