June-03-2011 – July-26-2011
Sloan Fine Art is pleased to present "Victor Victoria," new photographs by Anthony Iacono.
Anthony Iacono's interest in miniatures began as a boy. Gazing into his grandmother's China Cabinet, he became infatuated with her collection of porcelain figures and decorative party favors. With his new body of work, "Victor Victoria," the artist repurposes inherently androgynous Victorian miniatures, incorporating a variety of found and handmade elements to create fetishized, narrative portraits. The use of Play-Doh acknowledges the artist's painterly hand, while the plasticity of the medium suggests ideas of the sensual. Fragments of toys, craft supplies and collectibles interrupt the gestural quality of the sculpted elements with gaudy embellishment. The artistâ€™s formal concerns with baroque lighting and decor saturate the compositions with insistent indulgence. The unconventional quality of Iaconoâ€™s chosen mediums refreshes his traditional influences, paying tribute to classical references through a contemporary vocabulary. And his apparent fixation with obsessive collecting and staging, paired with a fascination with theatrical performance and impersonation through costume and disguise become seamless partners within each decadent, ambiguous sculpture.
Anthony Iacono was born in Nyack, New York and currently resides in Brooklyn. He studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York where he received his BFA. While he has exhibited his painting, sculpture and photography in group exhibitions at Daniel Cooney Fine Art/ iGavel Auctions, CultureFix, Visual Arts Gallery and Greenpoint Gallery, Victor Victoria is Anthony Iaconoâ€™s first solo exhibition.
Reception: Friday, June 3rd, from 6 to 8 pm
Exhibition: June 2 through 26, 2011