Visionary The Art of Lino Tagliapietra
Artist reception Friday, July 12, 3-5pm.
A visionary artist is marked by foresight and imagination. Though his intellect—in which reason, problem-solving and judgment reside—may be impressive, he transcends his thinking mind to embrace his intuition and access the mysterious and the beautiful. He sees and visualizes the unseen, interpreting the people, places and things he has encountered in a completely visceral way. He begins, in the case of visionary artist Lino Tagliapietra, with a clear piece of glass, and with it he reimagines the world. He dares to experiment, demonstrating humility and vulnerability because he is not afraid of failure. Michelangelo said that “the greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim to low and achieving our mark.” Lino Tagliapietra continues to push himself and his medium, endlessly shifting his mark in a way that leads the viewer beyond the expected and into the uncharted and profound.