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Wyly opens Bozza’s ‘Alleyworks’ in Basalt

The Wylyly Art Center in Basalt will open a solo exhibtion by local artist John Bozza on Friday.
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What: ‘Alleyworks,’ John Bozza

Where: Wyly Art Center, Basalt

When: Through Oct. 17; opening reception Friday, Sept. 18, 5-7 p.m.

More info: 970-927-4123; http://www.wylyarts.org

The Wyly Art Center will open a new show tonight by local sculptor John Bozza. Titled “Alleyworks,” the show will feature sculptures primarily fashioned from found object materials — fence posts, logs and natural rock.

The show wil be on view through Oct. 17, with an opening reception tonight.

Bozza is a self-taught sculptor, wood carver, painter and fine-tuned observer of details. Drawing from his upbringing in New York during the raw art movement and his “Mad Men” advertising broker experience there, John developed a keen sense of observation. This ability informs his work today, and is often imbued with a sense of humor as he interprets everyday objects — such as pencils and paintbrushes — with an exaggerated sense of themselves.



“To carve an oversize pencil or paintbrush, you constantly have to reference the original object that is being recreated,” Bozza said. “You really have to look. The object is always pulling you in. Playing with scale is the fun part.”

In Aspen, where Bozza has lived since 1981, his work has been featured in shows at The Red Brick Center for the Arts and at the Aspen Chapel Gallery. He works out of his Alleyworks studio in old town Basalt.



The Wyly will host a discussion between Bozza and Brent Gardner-Smith in the gallery October 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Ceramic artist Sara Ransford and mixed media artist Bunny Burson’s work in the exhibition “Between the Lines” is running concurrently at The Wyly Annex on Midland Avenue in downtown Basalt through Oct. 17.


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