John Torreano: Columns 2015 - 2020

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Carved painted and embedded, John Torreano's sculpted columns roll from the wall with faced color and light. They announce an inner source of shaped energy that squeezes out into space from round gems cut deep into painted pine. 


The raucous play of sparkle emanating from the columns is surrounded with layers of flat paint that hold the vertical shapes in place. The viewing engagement is at once physical & tactual as the columns appear to float from the wall in compositions that are both real & illusionary. 


John Torreano's work has been exhibited widely throughout his fifty year career as an artist and working in New York. The list includes:

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • Whitney Museum of Art , New York, NY

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C

  • Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI


Recently his works were shown at: 

  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO|  John Torreano: The Big Picture - Painting From The Universe| September 3 - January 17, 2021

  • Museo Ettore Fico, Turin, Italy| John Torreano| November 5 - December 20, 2020