We visit the purest contrast and complexity in works by Joseph Zito, a minimalist conceptual expressionist sculptor/painter, printmaker. Zito’s work from this period is primarily about the actual process of making art. At the time, he was influenced by the Italian Arte Povera artists of the 60’s that emerged out of the decline of abstract painting in Italy and the rise of interest in older avant-garde approaches to making art. Literally translated as “poor art,” it is more interested in materiality and physicality than it is concerned with emotion and individual expression. It borrows forms and materials from the processes of everyday life.
Included in these ensembles are the actual mold and the castings that were used to make each mono print. A few of the pieces during this period were not only about the Process but the actual Time it took to create the specific piece.
Joseph Zito was born, has lived and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 1987. His work is included in many museum and private collections throughout the world. He has been with Lennon, Weinberg gallery in New York City for over 25 years. We are honored to have his work at Windham Fine Arts Gallery On Main.