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New York Postcards & Immaginario

5 March - 30 March

5 – 30 March 2019

hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm
Saturday 11am – 3pm
admission: Free

Marco Luccio, Untitled, 2018, ink on original postcard, 10 x 14 cm. Photo: Filippo Messina
Marco Luccio, Untitled, 2018, ink on original postcard, 10 x 14 cm. Photo: Filippo Messina
Marco Luccio, Untitled, 2018, ink on original postcard, 10 x 14 cm. Photo: Filippo Messina
Marco Luccio, Untitled, 2018, ink on original postcard, 10 x 14 cm. Photo: Filippo Messina
Marco Luccio, Untitled, 2018, ink on original postcard, 10 x 14 cm. Photo: Filippo Messina
Marco Luccio, Untitled, 2018, ink on original postcard, 10 x 14 cm. Photo: Filippo Messina
Marco Luccio, Untitled, 2018, ink on original postcard, 10 x 14 cm. Photo: Filippo Messina
Marco Luccio, Monoscape 4, 2019, monotype, 5.5 x 9 cm
Marco Luccio, Monoscape 4, 2019, monotype, 5.5 x 9 cm
Marco Luccio, Monoscape 5, 2019, monotype, 5.5 x 9 cm
Marco Luccio, Monoscape 5, 2019, monotype, 5.5 x 9 cm
Marco Luccio, Untitled, 2018, ink on original postcard, 10 x 14 cm. Photo: Filippo MessinaMarco Luccio, Untitled, 2018, ink on original postcard, 10 x 14 cm. Photo: Filippo MessinaMarco Luccio, Untitled, 2018, ink on original postcard, 10 x 14 cm. Photo: Filippo MessinaMarco Luccio, Monoscape 4, 2019, monotype, 5.5 x 9 cmMarco Luccio, Monoscape 5, 2019, monotype, 5.5 x 9 cm

Award-winning artist Marco Luccio returns to fortyfivedownstairs for a third time with his latest exhibition—NEW YORK POSTCARDS—featuring over 150 works in varying mediums including ink, acrylic, and drypoint, composed on original postcards collected in New York.

An exhibition over ten years in the making, Luccio began collecting used postcards from New York’s flea markets, museums, antique and second-hand shops on his first trip to the city. In the artist’s words, he was drawn to their ‘beautiful, tactile and fragile beauty’ and the stories they conveyed as ‘precious intimate artefacts and remnants of the past’. While Luccio confesses that working over the hand-written messages often felt like ‘vandalism’, the final result is ultimately both a preservation and elevation of ephemera into enduring art. One piece features over 100 postcards in one frame, creating a monumental mosaic representing aspects of civilisation and art history through striking and memorable imagery.

Visitors to NEW YORK POSTCARDS with a penchant for mysteries will receive an extra treat in the small gallery, which is hosting a second Luccio exhibition—IMMAGINARIO—a series of monotypes. A departure from Luccio’s recognisable cityscapes, IMMAGINARIO explores new landscapes and realms, showcasing the diversity of his artistic practice.

Marco Luccio is represented in over 40 public and corporate collections internationally, including several museums such as the New York Public Library, the Museum of the City of New York, the National Gallery of Australia, and more.

Luccio has held 49 solo exhibitions, including two major solo shows in New York. He has exhibited in 150 group, curated and award shows, and has received several commissions. Luccio’s work, including pieces from NEW YORK POSTCARDS, has been shortlisted for many major awards including twice for both the Dobell Prize for Drawing, in 2009 and 2010, and the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, in 2013 and 2016.

NEW YORK POSTCARDS will be exhibited in Chelsea, New York in June 2019.

For further information please visit marcoluccio.com.au/about/

NEW YORK POSTCARDS and IMMAGINARIO
Opening Event

Tuesday 5 March 6-8 pm

Join artist Marco Luccio for the official opening of his exhibitions, NEW YORK POSTCARDS and IMMAGINARIO

Guest speaker: Dr Grazia Gunn
Former Curator, Dept of International Art, National Gallery of Australia, and Former Director, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Guest Opera Performance: Steven Crosby

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FREE EVENTS

NEW YORK POSTCARDS
Artist Floor Talk

Saturday 16 March 11am – 1pm

Free event RSVPs essential
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Cities and Stories: a visual presentation of past work

Saturday 23 March 11am – 1pm

Free event RSVPs essential
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TICKETED EVENTS

Flinders Lane Gallery Tour

Tuesday 19 March 11am – 1pm

$100 payable on the day (cash only)

RSVPs essential
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Sketching in the City with the Artist

Tuesday 26 March 11am – 1pm

$100 payable on the day (cash only)

RSVPs essential
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Details

Start:
5 March
End:
30 March
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fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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