Chiaozza: Cascades & Crescendos

September 12 – November 2, 2019

Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Tone y Stanza, 2019 Acrylic on wood 20 ¾ x 25 ¾ x 2 in. / 52.7 x 65 x 5.1 cm.

Chiaozza
Tone y Stanza, 2019
Acrylic on wood
20 ¾ x 25 ¾ x 2 in. / 52.7 x 65 x 5.1 cm.

 

Chiaozza Sun Stack, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 18 x 13 x 3 ½ in. / 45.7 x 33 x 8.9 cm.

Chiaozza
Sun Stack, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp
18 x 13 x 3 ½ in. / 45.7 x 33 x 8.9 cm.

 

Chiaozza Water Fall Suiseki, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and  pigmented concrete 6 x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 15.2 x 11.4 x 7 cm.

Chiaozza
Water Fall Suiseki, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp and 
pigmented concrete
6 x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 15.2 x 11.4 x 7 cm.

 

Chiaozza Sun-Dried Dew Drop, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 11 x 10 ½ x 3 ½ in. / 28 x 26.7 x 8.9 cm.

Chiaozza
Sun-Dried Dew Drop, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp
11 x 10 ½ x 3 ½ in. / 28 x 26.7 x 8.9 cm.

 

Chiaozza Sun Sweet Leaning Stack, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and pigmented concrete 7 x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 17.9 x 11.4 x 7 cm.

Chiaozza
Sun Sweet Leaning Stack, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp and
pigmented concrete
7 x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 17.9 x 11.4 x 7 cm.

 

Chiaozza Sun Rain, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 32 x 28 x 4 ½ in. / 81.3 x 71 x 11.4 cm.

Chiaozza
Sun Rain, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp
32 x 28 x 4 ½ in. / 81.3 x 71 x 11.4 cm.

 

Chiaozza
Soft Slice, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp
and wood
13 x 10 x 2 ¾ in. / 33 x 25.4 x 7 cm.
 

Chiaozza ​Small Composition to Spring, 2019 Acrylic on wood 8 x 13 ½ x 2 in. / 20.3 x 34.3 x 5.1 cm.

Chiaozza
Small Composition to Spring, 2019
Acrylic on wood
8 x 13 ½ x 2 in. / 20.3 x 34.3 x 5.1 cm.

 

Chiaozza Water Star, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 24 x 18 x 5 in. / 61 x 46 x 12.7 cm.

Chiaozza
Water Star, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp
24 x 18 x 5 in. / 61 x 46 x 12.7 cm.
 

Chiaozza Small Composition to Autumn, 2019 Acrylic on wood 15 ¼ x 14 x 2 ¼ in. / 38.7 x 35.6 x 5.7 cm.

Chiaozza
Small Composition to Autumn, 2019
Acrylic on wood
15 ¼ x 14 x 2 ¼ in. / 38.7 x 35.6 x 5.7 cm. 
 

Chiaozza ​Slugging Stripe, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp  and wood 23 x 16 x 5 ½ in. / 58.4 x 41 x 14 cm.

Chiaozza
Slugging Stripe, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp 
and wood
23 x 16 x 5 ½ in. / 58.4 x 41 x 14 cm.
 

Chiaozza Slipping Sun Sea Plunge, 2019 Acrylic on wood 23 x 16 x 2 in. / 58.4 x 41 x 5.1 cm.

Chiaozza
Slipping Sun Sea Plunge, 2019
Acrylic on wood
23 x 16 x 2 in. / 58.4 x 41 x 5.1 cm.

 

Chiaozza ​Slinking Glow Wiggle, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and  pigmented concrete 4 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 11.4 x 11.4 x 7 cm.

Chiaozza
Slinking Glow Wiggle, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp and 
pigmented concrete
4 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 11.4 x 11.4 x 7 cm.

Chiaozza Lunar Tide, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 36 x 32 x 3 ½ in. / 91.4 x 81.3 x 8.9 cm.

Chiaozza
Lunar Tide, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp
36 x 32 x 3 ½ in. / 91.4 x 81.3 x 8.9 cm.

 

Chiaozza Long Canyon Sunset, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 15 x 13 x 3 ¼ in. / 38.1 x 33 x 8.3 cm.

Chiaozza
Long Canyon Sunset, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp
15 x 13 x 3 ¼ in. / 38.1 x 33 x 8.3 cm.

 

Chiaozza Inner Anchor, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 23 x 20 x 4 in. / 58.4 x 50.8 x 10.2 cm.

Chiaozza
Inner Anchor, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp
23 x 20 x 4 in. / 58.4 x 50.8 x 10.2 cm. 

 

Chiaozza Floricle, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and pigmented concrete with rubber tubes 4 x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 10.2 x 11.4 x 7 cm.

Chiaozza
Floricle, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp and
pigmented concrete with rubber tubes
4 x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 10.2 x 11.4 x 7 cm.

 

Chiaozza Core Echo, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 13 x 9 x 3 in. / 33 x 23 x 7.6 cm.

Chiaozza
Core Echo, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp
13 x 9 x 3 in. / 33 x 23 x 7.6 cm.

 

Chiaozza ​Climbing Grid Bow, 2019 Acrylic on wood 16 x 27 x 2 in. / 40.6 x 69 x 5.1 cm.

Chiaozza
Climbing Grid Bow, 2019
Acrylic on wood
16 x 27 x 2 in. / 40.6 x 69 x 5.1 cm.
 

Chiaozza Bubble Pipe Saxophone Music Note, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp  and pigmented concrete 5 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 14 x 11.5 x 7 cm.

Chiaozza
Bubble Pipe Saxophone Music Note, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp 
and pigmented concrete
5 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 14 x 11.5 x 7 cm.

 

Chiaozza Coral In Tempo, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and  pigmented concrete 6 ¼ x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 15.9 x 11.4 x 7 cm.

Chiaozza
Coral In Tempo, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp and 
pigmented concrete
6 ¼ x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 15.9 x 11.4 x 7 cm.

 

Chiaozza Bowing Buds, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and wood ​23 x 24 x 5 in. / 58.4 x 61 x 12.7 cm.

Chiaozza
Bowing Buds, 2019
Acrylic on paper pulp
and wood
23 x 24 x 5 in. / 58.4 x 61 x 12.7 cm.    

Golden Hour Water Fall, 2019

CHIAOZZA
Golden Hour Water Fall, 2019
Painted paper pulp
21 x 19 in. / 53.3 x 48.3 cm.

Press Release

We are pleased to announce the gallery’s second solo presentation of CHIAOZZA, entitled Cascades and Crescendos.

Working under the collaborative name CHIAOZZA, artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao’s creations inhabit the bright intersection where the aesthetics of work meet play, where color theory melds with surface texture, and where pure imaginations coallesses into object.

The duo is best known for their brilliantly patterned and colored paper pulp sculptures, such as the Lump Nubbin series. These small but impactful daubs are examples of the pure joy that can emerge from collaborative interactions. Each shape, akin to wild fantastical plant forms, contains an idiosyncratic sense of self, and yet clearly is part of a larger family of creations.

In addition to these sculptures-in-the-round, CHIAOZZA have started to explore several series of wall-based artworks. Still made in painted paper pulp, or painted wood slats, these new works continue to hover between painting and sculpture. Though they are wall-mounted, and present a new sense of frontality, they are still explored from every angle. The bright coloring of each form includes their interiors and backs that are not necessarily available for viewers to directly see. This bathes the surrounding wall in additional, albeit subtle, hues, making the work complete only once it is installed.

The titles of these new series, “Cascades” and “Crescendos”, indicate what is most intrinsic about them. Motion is the central aspect of these sculptures. Blobular forms ooze over and around themselves. Angular wood slats climb diagonally up and down the wall, as if a stained glass window suddenly decided to go for a walk. Seen together the wall sculptures offer a dazzlingly visual array of momentum and fun.