WOOD: artwork of marc adornato - VIEW EXHIBIT PICS

where: greyarea | fivecentstattoo, 430 Parkdale Ave. Unit A, Ottawa, ON
when: Sept 21, 2013 > Oct 12, 2013
vernissage: Sept 21, 2013, 7:30pm > 1am. Nuit Blanche Ottawa (food: Union 613 | drink: Beau's)
artist website: www.ADORNATO.com

"Once living, breathing, eating, and growing… the wood in my artwork is now long dead. And, like wood, you too will die, but you likely won't look nearly as good as this wood." - Marc Adornato

Marc Adornato's artwork blends WW2 era gas masks and antlers with antique art deco electronics, vintage toys, and century-old reclaimed wood. This recent body of work is an exploration of Canada’s evolving identity and a juxtaposition of the old and the new. Although the visual aesthetic of Adornato’s creations are rooted in antiquated 'Canadiana' motifs, the subject matter and themes that influence the artwork are often inspired by both Canadian and global contemporary, economic, and sociopolitical issues. The pieces become cultural allegories and epigrams that reflect our rapidly evolving civilization.

Adornato holds a Fine Arts degree from NSCAD University in Halifax, and lives and creates out of his studio in the National Capital region. Bragging rights over the past decade include exhibits in The Canadian War Museum, The Bank of Canada's Currency Museum, Canada Science and Technology Museum, and the National Art Gallery of Canada for a one-night-stand.

For more information, email: info@adornato.com or contact Marc Adornato: 613.447.5462 (leave a message in case I'm driving)

Images for media use here - no permission required - higher rez available upon request : www.adornato.com/wood


1. Philco, 11 point deer skull on reclaimed wood in antique frame.
2. Deer Dresser, deer antlers, fox fur, singer sewing machine drawers, reclaimed wood.
3. "Has Anyone Seen This Guy's Dad?" , 1970s space toys, 1960s crucifix, reclaimed wood, LED lights, vintage found objects, antique frame.
4. Space Oditty, 1970s Buck Rogers figurine, phonograph tag, on century-old reclaimed wood, antique frame.