In Gallery Party on August 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm
Percy Fortini-Wright is back tonight along with his friends Sean Flood, Isaac White, and Josh Durant for another evening of paint-splattered symbolism on the walls of Lot F in Boston’s Financial District.
The theme is Energy, not as in go-green, but represented in its limitless forms – the wings of birds, a human eye, the universe’s gallaxies. Poisons and eats will be served (to make up for the 4th floor walk-up) accompanied by DJ beats. And all pieces are for sale. Feel free to converse with any of the artists – pretentious they are not.
Or hit the club lines early to ensure entry. We’ll wave.
Friday August 13th 7pm – 11pm
LOT F Gallery – 145 Pearl St. # 4
In case you missed it ……here’s a clip:
In Gallery Party on July 20, 2010 at 12:55 am
Percy Fortini-Wright is a collaboration of contradictions.
The 29-year-old artist, whose work graces exhibits and establishments all over Boston, is humble. He will tell you about the pre-college art classes he teaches at The Art Institute of Boston, before you even see his work. He’s been a major force in the reemergence of graffiti as an art form, yet grew up in a quiet, suburban town in Massachusetts where nature was (and still is) his first inspiration.
His portrait of Alan Greenspan is near perfect. It hangs next to a surreal alien voodoo man, which is propped next to a spray paint replica of the hip-hop artist, Common. All of these gems are concealed in a former horse stable turned mural-covered art studio surrounded by tall, wet grass in the back of his childhood home. He started his life pursuit at four, and although was probably born with his innate talent, still earned both a B.F.A and M.F.A in fine arts.
Notice symbols in his work (there’s a mini yellow Wal-Mart symbol painted on the wall of his studio) and he will gladly talk to you about the corporatization of American society and his thoughts on metaphysics.
As if you needed more of a reason to come out.
-On July 11th Percy’s work was featured at “The Gene Pool” gallery party in the Piano Factory Lofts in Boston’s South End.
-For upcoming events, info on commissions, and to view Percy’s work check out www.p14ewright.com or his FB page: Percy Fortini-Wright