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Press Release for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

UNF Gallery at MOCA Features Noted Local Sculptor

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2102


The UNF Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, and the UNF Department of Art and Design present "Mythos: From Concept to Creation, Works by Enzo Torcoletti."


The exhibition, by noted St. Augustine sculptor Enzo Torcoletti, will be on view in the UNF Gallery at MOCA Tuesday, Oct. 29, to Sunday, Jan. 19. A free reception to meet the artist will take place 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6 at MOCA during ArtWalk.


Torcoletti's sculptures reflect a symbolic diversity of the human form through the use of mythological, religious and historical references. The meticulous rendering of form in the preparatory sketches is made manifest in stone, wood, marble and bronze.


This exhibition celebrates the relationship between the concept and creation of the sculptural work featured. "The pencil behaves essentially like the chisel, and the harder you press around the shape of a form, the darker it becomes, giving you a deeper sense of volume in contrast to the lighter surface," said Torcoletti. "In sculpture, the chisel is your pencil, and the harder you hammer the deeper the chisel cuts to give you a more three-dimensional effect."


Torcoletti, Professor Emeritus at Flagler College, has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad and is included in many museum and private collections. He lives and works in St. Augustine and maintains a studio in Italy. His most recent exhibitions include "The Human Figure: Sculptures by Enzo Torcoletti" at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens as well as "Form & Figure: Works by Enzo Torcoletti" and "Joe Segal" at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum.


For more information about this exhibit, contact Amara McMann, coordinator of UNF art galleries, at (904) 620-2534.


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