Opening Reception: Friday, January 9 from 7pm to 9pm
Click here to read an interview with the artists by Eric Hope.
Through February 8, 2015 at the District of Columbia Arts Center.
Brookland-based Duly Noted Painters, the Washington, DC based duo comprised of Matthew Malone and Kurtis Ceppetelli present: Composite Allusions showcasing their most recent work at the District of Columbia Arts Center.
In these paintings Malone and Ceppetelli take advantage of their ability to observe, contrast, and create compelling and enigmatic scenarios. Composite Allusions is an honest and transparent act of looking at and describing what one sees. Inspired by their sketches of everyday people in their daily routines, the two create intense narratives fusing individual worlds into one painter’s impression. Their two voices are combined to create one and when we look carefully, we can feel as if we are walking along with them.
“Malone and Ceppetelli’s work breaks rules regarding author and co-author…their paintings merge into the mutual deskilling so sought after in a tradition as overwrought as painting,” said curator Joseph Hale. “Instead of the trite co-expression of fixed identities found so often in collaborative works, these paintings represent the romantic impulse of a generation that finds as many sublime unknowns in the other as in the self.”
About Duly Noted Painters
Duly Noted is a team of artists consisting of Matthew Malone and Kurtis Ceppetelli working in collaboration on individual pieces simultaneously. In 2009, the two painters met working at The Phillips Collection in Washington DC. What they soon discovered was a way to explore something new artistically. This resulted in a working partnership that to this day has produced more than 120 large works over the course of three years.
Located at 2438 18th Street, NW in Washington, DC the District of Columbia Arts Center serves the Washington, DC area by presenting high-caliber, challenging works, encouraging professionalism among artists, and by providing a forum for education and cultural exchange. DCAC was founded in 1989 as an alternative arts center for local artists in response to eroding support for local artists. Since then our 800 square foot gallery and 50 seat black box theater have been a hub of creativity in the visual and performing arts; receiving local, national and international attention for its programming.
The District of Columbia Arts Center is located at 2438 18th Street, NW.