Opening Reception for Nicholas Troilo’s solo exhibition Dec. 10

Nicholas Troilo untitled, no. 11, 2016 mixed media on canvas 48 x 60 inches

Nicholas Troilo untitled, no. 11, 2016 mixed media on canvas 48 x 60 

Nicholas Troilo
Experiments in Black & White

December 9 – 31, 2016

Opening Reception:  Saturday, December 10, 5-8 pm

A conversation on Saturday, December 17 at 3 pm

Troilo’s solo exhibition confronts the increasing distractions generated by our interactions with digital technology.

Haley-Henman proudly announces the solo exhibition of new works by Nicholas Troilo, titled Experiments in Black & White.  For this exhibition, Troilo confronts the increasing distractions generated by our interactions with digital technology, particularly our vade mecum, the smart phone.  The increasing connectivity of social relationships, information, political power, and other technologies is part of a double edge sword of abuse by gaming, trolling, hacking, and addictive behaviors.

Troilo asks the question,  ” How is this technology affecting how we view our visual world?  Although it seems that the digital world has opened up an expanding world, the operational systems of algorithmic artificial intelligence are determining what we see, and increasingly the choices are becoming more specific, and in some ways, more limiting.

Troilo as the question, “How do I respond to this distraction?”   Referring to Franz Kline, Brice Marden and Cy Twombly, he answered these questions with experiments.  An ardent colorist, he decided to work only in black and white.  By taking out the bright colors he experimented how a lack of color might increase our attention, in a focused way, of discovering our own meanings in the work.  In these works, he uses mixed media for textures, gestures and mark making, line and space, freedoms and restriction.

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