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Geometric sculptures made from cardboard are reflected in red, organge, and blue Plexiglas.

Gallery Exhibit Opening: “Unknown Numbers” by Roberto Visani

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the exhibition opening of Unknown Numbers by Roberto Visani. Visani will present new sculptures, photographs, and drawings created during his Spring residency at Materials for the Arts. Inspired by traditional African figurative sculpture, he uses hand-built methods and 3D modeling software to create figures from cardboard and plexiglass. In doing so, he re-orients ideas of primitivism through the lens of technology. The generalized features of the works refer not only to their source material, but also to the dehumanization of black bodies. Visani’s work raises important questions about our relationship to materials and their history.

On this evening we invite guests to tour the gallery and talk with Visani about his artwork, and his experience as an Artist-in-Residence at Materials for the Arts. Enjoy live music by Mister Cam-Run at the opening event.

About MFTA Third Thursday Events:
Every third Thursday of the month MFTA holds public programming—from craft making, to artist talks, performances, and gallery openings. Come to MFTA and enjoy music, refreshments, and the creative NYC community with this monthly gathering. Funding for Third Thursdays is provided by the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.

Event cover image by Roberto Visani.


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Gallery Exhibit Opening: "Unknown Numbers" by Roberto VisaniFree


September 19
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Materials for the Arts
3300 Northern Boulevard
New York, NY 11101 United States


Materials for the Arts