"Strange Beauty" works by Adon Valenziano at MPC
- When: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- Where: MPC Art Gallery, Monterey
- Cost: Free - $1
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Art (opening)
Santa Cruz artist Adon Valenziano creates innovative mixed media works mixing rough, patinaed or polished bronze with warm, shapely wood and blown glass forms to make undulating naturalistic shapes that could be biological studies influenced by a mix of animal and plant anatomy--works that look sporeous, skeletal, pod-like and nearly living. To create each shape Valenziano approaches them like a scientist reconstructing a rare specimen or preserving a fossil, building the illusion of being organic. [JB]
12:30-2pm opening reception Oct. 9; 1pm artist talk Oct. 9; daily hours 11am-4pm Tue-Fri. Runs through Nov 9. MPC Art Department Gallery, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. Free; $1/parking. 646-3060.