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Current Shows

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Art-i-facts / Art of Fiction:

Piano Sculptures from the Pianista Series

by Michael Frassinelli

 

Wellesley Free Library, Lobby Gallery, July 3-30, 2012 

Reception Thursday, July 19, 6:00-8:00 

 
 
Recent Shows

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"The Last of the Pianistas: Piano Sculpture and Artifacts by Michael Frassinelli"

ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard, MA

May 30- July13, 2012

Click card image to get info about show and gallery

 

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"Gallery of the Week" pick by Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe 6/21

For a look at the exhibit, click on the images below

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The Last of the Pianistas

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Gallery view with Pianista War Canoe

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Edward Curtis photograph of War Canoe Crossing Lake Wintrop

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Shaman's Cart and Woodland Observatorium

 

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Bloodthirsty Lion Mask

Exciting News

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Last summer I had three pieces purchased by the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in Orlando, FL (right out of the blue--believe it or not!) including a new 10' tall observatorium structure and two figurative pieces from the Pianista series. Eastern Observatorium and Standing Figure with Ceremonial Costume are currently at their museum in Orlando; BirdSpiritMan is at their Hollywood, CA location. Click below to read a recent article in the MetroWest Daily News. 

Click here to read the MetroWest Daily News story

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Sculpture Creation / Cremation

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Here is a short video of the ceremonial burning of a large figurative sculpture from my residency at the Vermont Studio Center in March of 2011. The piece was constructed from every part of a dismantled (and defunct) baby grand piano then lit on fire.

click here to play "Burning Piano Man" video

Click here for cellphone viewable/YouTube version

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Past Shows

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Sabbatical Projects
at the Dana Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA
October 17-November 23, 2011 

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"Artifacts and Fiction: The Strange Legend of the Pianistas"
Artist residency, performance and exhibition at the Catherine Smith Gallery Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina Exhibition January 28-February 28, 2011

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Click the video screen left to see a video and article about the exhibit

Link to the Appalachian State Arts site about the residency and exhibit

Link to another article, in the North Carolina paper "Mountain Times"

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