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Joel D'Orazio Polyurethane on Mahogany Board Titled "Peacock"



Colorful work of abstract art by Joel D'Orazio using non-conventional mediums. Polyurethane toned in various colors then applied to a beautifully grained piece of mahogany board. The result resembles the plumage of a peacock. Joel D'Orazio began his career as an architect in the 1970s then in the latter part of the century began using art as a means of meditation, The images are uncommon, yet suggest the familiar forms of nature. Although the paintings are varied in color and composition, each image is part of a logical yet highly intuitive progression of work. Exhibitions: 2012 CROSS MACKENZIE GALLERY, Washington, DC, Group Exhibition, 'Macho', December 1 to January 5. Edison PLACE GALLERY - Washington Sculptors Group, Washington, DC, Group Exhibition, 'Sculpture NOW 2009', Curated by Sarah Newman, June 13 to July 14. HILLYER ART SPACE, Washington, DC, IA&A June Retrospective, May 29 to June 29. Sotheby's, Washington, DC, ONE MAN SHOW, March 3 to April 14. 2011 ARTERY PLAZA GALLERY, Bethesda, MD, Washington Sculptor Group, 'Sculpture NOW 2011', Group Exhibition, November 9 to Dec. 16. McLEAN PROJECT for the ARTS, McLean, VA, Group Exhibition curated by Jayme McLellen, 'Strictly Painting', June 16 to July 30. Zenith GALLERY, Washington, DC, Group Exhibition, Zenith Gallery's 33rd Anniversary, 'ZARTiculation', April 2 to July 3. BLACKROCK CENTER for the ARTS, GERMANTOWN, MD, 3 PERSON EXHIBITION, JUNE 2011 Showing Chair Sculptures. HILLYER ARTS SPACE, Washington, DC, Group exhibition, 'Process: Reaffirmation' curated by Gina Marie Lewis, April 1 to April 29. ARTS IN EMBASSY PROGRAM, Group Exhibition in US Ambassador's home, Copenhagen, Denmark Zenith GALLERY, Washington, DC, ONE MAN SHOW @ 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 'Joel D'Orazio : Listen to Me', Febrruary 7 to May 13. 2010 AREA 405, Baltimore, MD, group Exhibition, '41 Miles North', with Washington Sculptors Group, October 7 to November 5. CCBC ART GALLERY, Community College of Baltimore County, Group Exhibition, 'Kaleidoscope', curated by Marcia Bass, October 12 to November 19. HISTORICAL SOCIETY of WASHINGTON, Washington, DC, WSG Group Exhibition curated by Jayme McLellen, 'Porous Borders', September 10 to December 6. INDUSTRY GALLERY, Washington, DC, Group Exhibition with Campana Bros., Mark Newson, Nacho Carbonell, Peter Traag....., 'Getting to Now – Pathways to 21st Century Design', July 10 to August 21. McLEAN PROJECT for the ARTS, McLean, VA, Group Exhibition, 'Fantastic Journeys', curated by Beatrice Gralton, June 17 to July 31. GRACE - Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA, Group Exhibition, IPAR & WSG 'gaps' Curated by Vesela Sretenovic, June 25 to August 14 THE RATNER MUSEUM, Bethesda, MD, GROUP EXHIBITION, April 1 to April 27 2009 WASHINGTON SQUARE - Washington Sculptors Group, Washington, DC, Group Exhibition, 'Sculpture NOW 2009', Curated by Victoria Reis, February 2 to May 1 FIRST PRIZE: Tom Rooney Award for Excellance 2009 JOEL D'ORAZIO for the 'Herman Miller Dread Chair'. WORKHOUSE ART CENTER - Washington Sculptors Group, Lorton, VA, Group Exhibition, 'REFORM', May 13 to June 27 GLEN ECHO SPANISH BALLROOM, Glen Echo, MD, Group exhibition, 'Labor day Art Show', September 5 to Sept. 7. ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS - OAS, Washington, DC, Group Exhibition - Washington Sculptors Group, 'Bilateral Engagement' Curated by Laura Roulet , October 15 to January 15, 2010 2008 WASHINGTON SQUARE - Washington Sculptors Group, Washington, DC, Group Exhibition, 'Sculpture NOW 2008' Curated by David Furchgott, February 4 to May 2 CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC, 'Art Anonymous' auction, May 10 2007 PHOTOSANDART.COM, DESIGN CONCEPTS UNLIMITED, 'Abstracts 2007', 'BEST OF SHOW', Joel D'Orazio, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 WASHINGTON SQUARE - WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP, Washington, DC, Group Exhibition, 'Sculpture NOW 2007' Curated by Ramon Osuna, February 3 to May 5 WWP GALLERY, WASHINGTON, DC, 9x10 WPA/C Group Exhibition, March 5 to April 10. McLEAN PROJECT for the ARTS. McLean, VA, 'Strictly Painting - Colorfield Re-visited' curated by Kristen Hileman , Group Exhibition, June 21 to July 28 2004 HEERY INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTS, Washington, DC, One Person Exhibition thru 2005 MULEH, Washington, DC, One person exhibition, Jan. to June PASS GALLERY, Washington, DC, group exhibition, Nov. 20 to Dec.14 MONTGOMERY County ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL, Group Exhibition, September and October ART-O-MATIC, Washington, DC, Group Show, Nov. 12 to Dec.5 2003 ARTS IN EMBASSY PROGRAM, Group Exhibition, Nicosia, Cyprus Mid 2003 to 2005 Ambiente, Washington, DC, Group Exhibition MULEH, Washington, DC, One Person Exhibition, August to Jan. 29, 2004 A RITZ CARLTON, Washington, DC, Group exhibition, Sept. to June 2004 2002 HEERY INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTS, Washington, DC, One Person Exhibition, Ongoing 2001 SAVE THE BAY EXHIBITION, Art Auction, Washington, DC, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ART PROGRAM GALLERY, 'From Maryland to Bucharest and Back', Adelphi, MD, July 5 to Sept. 28 2000 THE HOWARD County CENTER FOR THE ARTS, ELLICOT CITY, MD., GROUP SHOW, '2000 Views', 14 January to 25 February DUNCAN & MILLER GALLERY, Washington, DC, GROUP SHOW, 'Space/Place', 1 April to 29 April. JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, NYC, GROUP SHOW, 'Art From Detritus', April 2000. THE RALLS COLLECTION, Wa GROUP SHOW, July to Less.


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    Height: 19.5 in. (49.53 cm)Width: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
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    Wear consistent with age and use. polyurethane spots throughout verso; minor cracks and chips along edges.
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    Chicago, IL
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    1stDibs: LU841916245532

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