Join us AUGUST 16th to celebrate with artist VINCENT DEFATTA and view his series of watercolor paintings titled “House on Chaudrant Road” (c1970s).
Light hors d’oeuves and libations will be served 4-7PM
FROM THE ARTIST
“‘House on Chaudrant’ Road is an ordinary framed house with a picket fence and garage apartment from the early twentieth century period. The house is symbolic of the neighborhoods around LA Tech. The significance of the image is more that just forms. I soaked in the scene for several months. These discoveries led to 5 expressions of ‘House on Chaudrant Road’. The images express movement of color, line and light. Color is used to express the experience. First it is excitement of the eye but then moves to a more emotional response.
My work presents an observation of the event/object in terms of geometry. It is my way of seeing the moment. The elements extracted are similar to a poet’s alternative reality, a haiku.
unknown to me
we have shared a home together
wet winged cicada
I have been an artist, primarily sketching with graphite, chalk, and watercolors since my earliest memories. I studied Art and Architecture at USL in the 60’s and LaTech in the 70’s. In the 70’s and 80’s, I was intensely painting with water colors. I, at different times, approached subject matter in three dimensional forms. Since 2012, I have been exploring pottery as an expression of the extracted subject.”