Iammarino’s ‘Argentum’ in July

Jul 07, 2017

Rockland — “Argentum,” an exhibition of 14 silverpoint drawings by Richard Iammarino, will open with a First Friday reception July 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Steel House South, 639 Main St.

At 80, Iammarino has spent more than 50 years revisiting silverpoint, a metalpoint technique where a drawing is made by dragging and marking a metal stylus on a prepared surface. The collection of works in “Argentum,” the Latin word for silver, spans 1970 to 2008. In these classical compositions, Iammarino executes technical explorations of imagined figures and landscapes.

Born in 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio, Iammarino has spent his artistic life painting, drawing, printmaking, carving, casting, cartooning and mural painting. After attending the Cleveland Institute of Art in the early 1960s, he chose a peripatetic lifestyle, traveling through western and eastern Europe; and across north and west Africa, Brazil, India, Mexico and Bangladesh. He relocated to Rockland in 2014.

Iammarino will lead an artist workshop in his chosen medium Saturday, July 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. The class invites participants of all levels and creative inclinations to learn and explore their drawing practice. Cost is $25; materials provided by Steel House Projects. For more information, visit rocklandsteelhouse.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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