METAMORPHOSIS IN MARBLE: TRIBUTE TO AN ICON
Toronto artist Francisco Castro Lostalo showcases three-dimensional sculptures and vibrant abstract paintings created using the white Italian Carrara marble panels removed from the exterior of downtown Toronto skyscraper First Canadian Place in his new exhibition titled “Metamorphosis in Marble: Tribute to An Icon”. The exhibit opens with a reception on Wednesday, September 12 from 5:45 to 7:00 p.m. and runs to September 27, 2012 at FCP Gallery, 100 King Street West, Toronto, coinciding with completion of the recent major rejuvenation project of First Canadian Place.
Castro Lostalo, a sculptor and multi-media artist, constantly seeks to challenge himself both creatively and technically. His strong belief in the need to protect our planet and preserve its natural resources has fuelled his interest in creating art from recycled and re-purposed materials.
For this exhibition, he has added materials such as acrylics, resins and metal to the marble to animate many of his diverse sculptural creations, which range from realistic and mythical figures to contemporary abstract works. He has even incorporated marble dust into his abstract paintings.
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