Daniel Anselmi


Redefined Shapes

August 5 through 29, 2009
Reception Friday, August 7, 5-7 p.m.

The Belfast Framer & Gallery is showing new work by Belfast resident Daniel Anselmi August 5 through 29. An opening reception will be held Friday, August 7, 5-7 p.m.

Over the past year, Anselmi’s work has explored the use of found materials to create art that often combines imagery and abstraction. This exhibition presents the artist’s new body of work that expands his explorations into pure abstraction.

The concept for Anselmi’s show came about from his discovery of a set of old hand-cut letter stencils. He was drawn immediately to their simplicity. The artist found that by altering the stencils and adding other elements such as found paper each work developed other shapes and lines, removing any obvious image of the alphabet while keeping the focus on their beauty as “redefined shapes.”

Anselmi offers viewers an opportunity to reflect upon each work’s individual qualities and appreciate how a simple discovery of castaway materials leads to ever-expanding artistic creation and contemplation.