Francesco Clemente: "Dormiveglia" Exhibition Preview and Reception with the Artist

Francesco Clemente: "Dormiveglia" Exhibition Preview and Reception with the Artist

Francesco Clemente

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NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33301
954-525-5500
Boredom and curiosity are seemingly opposing concepts, but for artist Francesco Clemente, the two have worked in unison, helping to forge a nomadic artistic journey that's now four decades along. Clemente has said that without boredom, he never would’ve felt the need to move to India simply because he wanted to know more about the geography of a place he had never visited. And while he was there, curiosity pushed him into wanting to know more about reconciliation between body and spirit through Hindu teachings. As one of the participants of the trans-avant-garde movement of the 1980s, he stood proudly alongside luminaries of his time including Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, and Jean-Michel Basquiat — saying he was fortunate to simply be in the right place at the right time among these giants. While those he stood with are no longer here, Clemente continues to create fervently. Local art enthusiasts will have a chance to see Clemente himself when he arrives for his "Dormiveglia" exhibit reception at NSU Art Museum (1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). "Dormiveglia" will present several large-scale paintings featuring muted colors and long, protracted figures positioned in a partially conscious, dreamlike state. Saturday's preview and reception runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and is free for museum members and $25 for nonmembers. Call 954-262-0258 or visit nsuartmuseum.org.
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