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The BIG Picture Gallery Talk with Dr. Charles A. Riley, II Ph.D

 

April 2020

 

“I was so taken the minute I saw it...an obvious award of excellence...it uses the sheet so beautifully...look at the way in which the dynamism of that flesh is...it reminded me of one of my favorite artists, Lucian Freud...talk about the correlation between power and physical scale!”

Small Green Door Presents: SCOPE

 

July 2019

 

“LOS ANGELES, CA​ (August 17th, 2019)-- Small Green Door Presents ​SCOPE​, ​an exhibition of paintings by New-York-based artist Joseph Santarpia that reconsiders the fraught, often permeable boundary conditions of the human body in its relation to the external world. ”

Seventh Annual “INK” Show Returns to the East End

 

July 2018

 

De Luca said Santarpia — who will also exhibit two additional alcohol ink pieces in the show — was a clear standout, particularly “Violet II.”

“It was really unusual but also very beautiful,” the juror said. “It just spoke loudly to me about his ability to explore new ways of making art with the given theme of ink, and going abstract. You have to be a very skilled artist in a classical way in order to be a good abstract painter. I think he really accomplished that, and I see a lot of positive energy out of the work.”

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