You are invited to the opening reception for Anthony Licata who is in the exhibition “The Black Rainbow,” curated by Aaron Landcastle on Saturday July 7 from 5 to 9 PM.
Anthony’s work will be on display from Saturday, July 7 until Saturday, July 28, 2018.
“The Black Rainbow”includes sixteen exceptional artists who live and work in the Hudson Valley: Laura Andrighetti, Don Bruschi, Will Dayer, David Factor, Julianne Farella, Alexa Floresta, Nick Lathrop, Hui Lee, Anthony Licata, Julian Mackinnon, Xek Noir, Wade Nobile, Anthony Powley, Noah David Roberts, William Rodriguez, and Dayle Zelitch. The opening reception for “The Black Rainbow” will include a “random interruption.”
About Anthony Licata
Anthony Licata is known for his alternative processes to abstract his banal self-portrait photographs. His methods and processes used to create these outlandish manipulations of visual imagery explore psychoanalytic theory and the human exists through the perspective of consciousness. Born on Long Island, he received his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Photography from The State University of New York at New Paltz in August 2018. Licata has exhibited work in venues such as The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz; Mckenna Theater, SUNY New Paltz; ARTBAR Gallery, Kingston, NY; and Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY among others. He has been published in media including Roll Magazine and The New Paltz newspaper, The Oracle. Anthony Licata has participated in exhibiting other artist’s work with his recent co-curation of the Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz exhibition, A Latent Connection and ARTBAR exhibition, self:SELF. Licata is a recipient of the Luigi and Anita Traverso Photography Scholarship for his exceptional participation in the SUNY New Paltz Photography program.
The unconscious is a vessel of repressed thoughts and desires. Within the unconscious live highly developed entities called archetypes. The shadow is the archetype of darkness; strongest where the conscious is weakest. This series manifested from Andron, a project that initiated the exploration of my unconscious. “Andron” is Latin for a passage or a hallway, and through this path, I am understanding a matured self. In “Becoming the Shadow”, I experience a deeper, more expansive, acknowledgment of the shadow archetype. The self has the mobility to grow by understanding the dark thoughts and desires that live in constant repression.