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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Long View Gallery Presents Tony Savoie

Tomorrow night (February 23, 2012) from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Long View Gallery celebrates the opening of its show of new works by Tony Savoie entitled "In Thoughts, Words and Deeds."  Check out the Facebook event page for the opening here.  The show will be on display through March 18.

From the press release:
Orlando, Florida artist Tony Savoie works in mixed media, creating visually striking and complex shadowboxes. “In Thoughts, Words and Deeds” is an artistic expression of his own personal struggle with our world's political landscape, the abuse of power and an oft-innate lack of humanity. His struggle is manifested in this series of new works, inspiring the viewer to evaluate their own tendencies to "follow the leader."

Savoie’s obedient subjects are central to each work -- dogs, boy scouts, musclemen and weaponry -- surrounded by text and imagery relating to their environments. Through the juxtaposition of text and imagery, Savoie criticizes the pack mentality and questions the morality of acting solely on orders rather than self-evaluation. Addressing the gap between the potential for human decency and an often brutally cruel reality, he manages to balance his frustration and disgust with humor and possibility.

Tony Savoie uses a wide range of media including clear acrylic, spray paint, photographs, stencils, oils and found objects to create his multi-dimensional statements.
Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth Street, NW

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