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Unavoidable Encounters: An Interview with Sculpturist John Dante Bianchi Art — 13.02.17 Words by Kathleen Hefty Read on Teeth. Despite the resolved surfaces and forms that distinguish much of John Dante Bianchi‘s work, his cavernous studio reveals an unexpected collection of detritus and treasures: pitched electronics accumulated over years of walking down his Brooklyn street, ghostly screen-printed photographs of hippies, a sculpture of a narwhal, and guitar pedals cast into assemblages are just a few. In the sculptor’s most intimate…Read More
For his solo exhibition “Unavoidable Encounter,” John Dante Bianchi has made sculptures that initially register as paintings attempting to escape their supports. Concertina-like folds of what seems to be canvas—but is actually immaculately engineered strata of wood and aluminum—wrest from their stretcher bars, rising and jutting forth in sharply angled planes, revealing trusses and screws beneath. Acrylic paint is applied to the surfaces in layers, then sanded back to form warm clouds of pinks, purples, and oranges, with patches of…Read More
This Artist Creates Fascinating Work That Literally Comes Off the Wall John Dante Bianchi’s art is both architectural and ethereal By Carrie Hojnicki, January 3, 2017 Read on Architectural Digest. Part painting, part sculpture, wholly intriguing, the work of Brooklyn-based artist John Dante Bianchi escapes classification in about as many categories as one can muster. Showing through January 22 at Manhattan’s Denny Gallery, Bianchi’s “Unavoidable Encounter” presents a series of meticulously crafted wall panels and floor sculptures that defy classification and…Read More
“A Door-Shattering Breakthrough at Denny Gallery’s Pop-Up ‘The City & The City’” by Emily Colucci, July 8, 2016 Read on Art F City Nothing underscores the fraught tensions of gentrification quite like the deafening sound of a large glass door shattering behind you. Moments after I entered Denny Gallery’s East Broadway pop-up space this Wednesday, the gallery’s door splintered with a bang and a startling crack. Fragmenting into a wall of tiny shards, the broken door trapped the gallerists and…Read More