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CLIMBING THE STARS | Marc Castelli
20th Anniversary Exhibition

May 17 - July 6, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 6- 8 pm
June First Friday Reception - June 7, 5-8 pm
July First Friday Reception - July 5, 5- 8 pm

2013 marks our twentieth year representing Marc Castelli. During the year we will feature two separate exhibitions celebrating the anniversary. “Climbing the Stars” refers to an archaic celestial navigation term and Marc could not have chosen a more apropos title for our May event. Although all new work will be featured, Marc has gone back to many familiar shores in the creation of these paintings. He returned to England to capture the J-Class yachts; found inspiration from his travels throughout Europe and the Middle East; fulfilled a lifelong fantasy as a guest of Ferrari at the Formula 1 races in Austin, Texas; and deepened his relationships with the watermen working side by side on their workboats.

Throughout his career Castelli has navigated numerous unknown seas. As an artist he has taken risks to expand his vision, address his artistic concerns and hone his technical skills. It is his wish to present views few others will ever see, his need to include the viewer in the experience, and his desire to create tangible abstractions from the shapes and textures that can be found in boats, tools, weather, and most of all water that keeps him ever exploring. In staying true to these impulses, he has found a subject in the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers encompassing all the artistic challenges he would want to pursue.

“It is the light I have been trying to capture as it falls and illuminates the watermen going about their harvests. The light - that is in the water and air of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers.”
- M. Castelli


During the exhibition, the gallery will be open from 11 am - 3 pm Wednesday - Friday, and from 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday. Or by appointment.

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