Venceslao Mascia’s Divine Sculpture

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  • June 05, 2019

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Venceslao Mascia, Assillo del Potere, Carrara Marble, Obsidian and Copper, 27.5'' x 12''
Venceslao Mascia, Macchina Che Crea La Vita, Carrara Marble, Silver, Obsidian and Sardinian Coral, 16'' x 9''
Venceslao Mascia, Surrogato I, Carrara Marble, Obsidian and Copper, 16.5'' x 10.5''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Venceslao Mascia in Enlightenment, Delight & Wonder. The exhibition opens June 5 and runs through June 25, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 6 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist 

Venceslao Mascia is an Italian figurative sculptor whose work attempts to investigate the mystery of life and the existence of soul in art. Imbued with the irrepressible energy of matter as well as the duality between heaviness and lightness of form, Mascia’s works explore the material and visceral shaping of the human form in many abstracted iterations that seek to touch on the eternal, yet unanswerable question of who we are and where we came from. By finding the essence of man in the ever not-composed raw matter of stone and metal, he creates and cultivates his art as a spiritual practice.

Fascinated at a young age by the work of his uncle, who was also a sculptor, Mascia began experimenting and by the age of ten had crafted his first completed sculpture in his uncle’s workshop. Following a stint of military service, he ventured to Milan to learn the working of precious metals before returning to Sardinia to open his own goldsmith’s workshop, which he worked alongside his artistic practice. Due to the spirituality of his work, as well as his skill with precious metals and jewelry, his work is popular with the clergy and is commissioned to create many sacred objects for the church, including a sculpture made for Pope John Paul II.  Mascia is a former student of Arnaldo Pomodoro, the highly recognized Italian sculptor who designed the fiberglass crucifix for the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Meet Venceslao Mascia during his opening reception on June 6, 2019 from 6 pm - 8 pm.

Exhibition Dates: June 5 – June 25, 2019

Reception: Thursday, June 6, 2019 6-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm 

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY 

Event URL: https://www.agora-gallery.com/Exhibition/Enlightenment,_6_5_2019-Artist-Venceslao_Mascia.aspx

Featured Artists:

Margaret Adams | Pamela Bennett Ader | André Bakoš | J. Roger Charoux | Venceslao Mascia | Zvia Merdinger | Ashley Morgan | Lisa Sommers

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th St, Chelsea
New York, New York
olga@agora-gallery.com
212.226.4151 ext. 202
http://www.agora-gallery.com/
About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.


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