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Made from natural fibers like bamboo or tree bark, Washi tape is a strong, semitransparent tape which is easily moveable for precision positioning and perfect for layering. For Ciliento, it is the adhesive equivalent of oil paint, but without the annoyance of actually being oil paint. “Tape enables me to create the kind of straight lines I never could with paint and a brush,” he told me. “[It’s] very forgiving. If you lay a piece down and it doesn’t work for you, you only have to peel it off and try again.” The only works that feel like genre paintings, (Arge’s work is all landscapes and Roberts’ is generally more interested in form) Ciliento’s contributions are impressionistic in style with a decidedly modern voice. He displays extraordinary control over his medium, rendering figures and shapes sometimes with a focus on the angular, and other times with a reverence for the organic.

The layered Washi tape produces a wonderful, radiant effect; the colors are blended but never muddied. In keeping with Location Gallery’s exciting financial model, net profits from the show are designated to a local nonprofit. For this show, the benefitting nonprofit is the Deep Center. So far, Location Gallery has raised approximately $6,000 for Savannah nonprofits. Balancing social activism though the sale of fine art with a spirited sense of curation and an eye for joyful work, Location Gallery appears well-positioned for sustainable success in Savannah’s growing art market. cs

Location Gallery @ Austin Hill Realty

417 Whitaker Street 912-354-2100 www.locationgallery.net Hours: Monday - Friday, 12:00- 4:00 or by appointment

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continually delighted by how gracious–or bratty–the colors can be when seated next to one another.” The sharpness of Arge’s colors is matched by his sharp attention to detail and craft. “My scissors are no different than a painter’s brush or a writer’s sentence,” he told me. “They are an editing tool that magically translates thought into [something] physical.” Dedication to tedium and precise detail is a theme throughout the show – each piece is masterfully crafted, each line cut with a sure crispness. Surgical precision doesn’t have to mean sterile results, though. Len Ciliento’s work stands in contrast to the other pieces (though Roberts’ curation helps blend it into the overall show with ease) with its dynamically layered colors and collage effects. Ciliento’s work also lends some welcome texture: each of his pieces is created entirely out of Japanese Washi tape.

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