Michela Picchi

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Michela Picchi
September 01 - November 30, 2016

In Residence: September 1 - November 27, 2016
Public Mural: 2817 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland
Exhibititon: November 18-19, 2016, at Cleveland Connects Gallery, 2529 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland
Public Lecture: October 7, Noon at Cleveland Institute of Art, auditorium, 11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland

SPACES is proud to host the Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion Fellow Michela Picchi (Berlin, Germany/Rome, Italy).

This round of Creative Fusion Fellows will be located in the Hingetown neighborhood of Cleveland's near West Side. Each of the 6 artists will be producing a public work of art. Michela will be painting a mural on the fa?ade of a local business, and working on a suite of larger scale paintings than she is able to create in her Berlin Studio. The mural will use her signature colors and forms derived from Pop and Jungle imagery.

Michela has adopted a pallet of 6 vibrant colors, which she uses to create all of her work. This pallet has become her signature style combined with fantastic or dream like imagery derived from jungle themes. Each piece carries a rhythm of music in its patterns and strokes creating rich movement and dancing elements in the static works. Michela's artwork straddles the line between fine art and graphic design slipping effortlessly into each category. While Michela has produced small scale murals for the interior of homes and offices, this will mark the first large scale project she has undertaken and fits neatly within SPACES mission to support artists who explore and experiment and a forum for discussion.

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Michela Picchi SWAP #57


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This project is a part of the SWAP Program.

The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) offers residencies to international, national and local artists who explore and experiment. SWAP supports artists in the creation, presentation and discussion of new work, while facilitating opportunities for them to collaborate with artists and audiences in Northeast Ohio.

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