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Reception for Bettaglio show at Interloc

Apr 23, 2021
"Antler Handle," a 2017 acrylic on canvas by Elia Bettaglio.

Rockland — Join Interloc Saturday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a glass of bubbly and a closer look at the works on view by artist Elia Bettaglio. Three of the works have been visible from outside of the Steel House South building at 639 Main St., and Saturday presents the opportunity to see all five of the works in person. This second show of Interloc’s window series is on view through April 30.

Bettaglio’s five, small-scale abstract and surreal paintings hang in two groupings on the window-wall. In his compositions, viewers find the technical and the loose; washes, defined objects, shadows and spatial rendering, all carefully implemented. From afar the color fields and geometric shapes communicate the artist’s steady hand, but a closer look rewards the viewer with tiny, organic details.

Born in Minneapolis, Minn., Bettaglio received his MFA from Pratt Institute in New York in 2005, and a BFA from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, Colo. in 2001. He has shown nation-wide, including The Painting Center in New York and Space Gallery in Portland. He has most recently attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt., and Chashama North in Pine Plains, NY.

Interloc is a multidisciplinary art space providing access to contemporary artists, thinkers and technologists through exhibitions, workshops, talks, events and more. Co-directors Alexis Iammarino and Maeve O’Regan work together to curate and build the programming for Interloc.

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