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A Redefined Existence Featuring the Art of Sally Curcio at J. Cacciola Gallery

Sally Curcio Happy Place
Happy Place (All Photos By Gail)

Sally Curcio’s Bubbles series artworks – 12 x 12-inch, domed fantasy world dioramas created with colorful beads and other repurposed objects – are a new passionate favorite thing of mine that I discovered accidentally through a referral from another artist, with whom Curcio and I share mutual acquaintanceship. Thank god for happy accidents.

Sally Curcio Happy Place
Happy Place, Alternate View

Sally Curcio Bubble Sculpture
Can you tell this is my favorite one?

Right, now you can see a selection of Curcio’s Bubbles on exhibit at J. Cacciola Gallery, as part of A Redefined Existence, a thematically-connected group show which also includes sewn works by artist China Marks and surreal paintings by Rick Newton.

Sally Curcio Lost
Lost

Sometimes Curcio’s worlds represent real cities or places, such as Miami Beach or Central Park, but more often they are imaginary worlds elucidating an idea or embracing a concept, which delight the eyes and inspire the mind.

Sally Curcio Homage to Jackie O (Central Park)
Homage to Jackie O (Central Park)

It was a pleasure to meet and have the chance to chat with Curcio at last week’s opening reception. She is not only astoundingly talented but also a very cool lady who proved to have a good sense of humor when I jokingly asked her if the Bubbles were inspired by Stephen King’s Under The Dome (adapted into a hopelessly shitty TV series that I am now hooked on) and offered that they also remind me of the Popomatic die roller, which she admits to being too young to remember (good for her)!

Sally Curcio Bubble Sculpture
Atlantis

Sally Curcio Bubble Sculpture Atlantis
Atlantis Alternate View

See more of the fabulous art of Sally Curcio at Sally Curcio Dot Com.

A Redefined Existence featuring the art of Sally Curcio (with China Marks and Rick Newton) will be on Exhibit Through July 26th, 2014 at J. Cacciola Gallery, Located at 537 West 23rd Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Sally Curcio Opulence
Opulence

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