CRYSTAL PALACE – LOCAL LANGUAGE
November 1 - December 28
Crystal Palace is an investigation into our relationship to objects, landscape, and the act of looking. The viewer is presented with window-like displays of silhouetted still-life objects camouflaged into an idyllic landscape. The relationship between foreground and background is obscured in the imagery: flatness and illusionistic space slip in and out of focus as one grapples with the distinction between inside and outside, and as distance and proximity vie for position and prominence.
Rob Minervini’s work examines spatial environments and notions of utopia in large-scale cityscapes, landscapes, and still-life arrangements. In this body of work, Minervini conjurs themes of displacement and reflection on nature while simultaneously exploring the tension between digital and analogue.
Artist Name: Rob Minervini
About Artist: Robert Minervini is an artist working in painting, mural painting, printmaking, and site-specific public art. His work examines spatial environments and notions of utopia in large-scale cityscapes, landscapes, and still-life arrangements. With an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, he has exhibited nationally, received numerous awards, and completed multiple murals and public art commissions. Recent public works include projects commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Alameda County Arts Commission, and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. His Bay Area commissions include a mural at the SFO Airport Terminal 1 and the Walnut Creek BART station (to be completed 2020). Minervini lives and works in Oakland, CA.