May 18, 2008
"Journey in Form: Luminous Ceramics of Paolo Staccioli" 

USA DEBUT: Celebrated Florentine ceramic artist and sculptor Paolo Staccioli opens June 4th 2008 at the Italian Cultural Institute with artist reception at 6pm - 686 Park Avenue, at 69th and Park Avenue, New York City Journey in Form: Luminous Ceramics of Paolo Staccioli opens to the public weekdays 10am 4pm, June 5th - June 30th, 2008. 

Highly regarded throughout Europe, Paolo Staccioli's recent exhibits include the Archeological Museum in Fiesole, a solo show at the Palazzo Pitti's Porcelain Museum and Xian, China. Two of the artist's 6.5 feet bronze warriors are also exhibited at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, New York.
Influenced by Giacometti, Marino and others, Staccioli draws from archetypes of civilization. His characters migrate through classical forms; his horses, warriors and travelers embark on a timeless journey through fire to emerge in luminous, radiant color. "Journey in Form: Luminous Ceramics of Paolo Staccioli", at the Italian Cultural Institute, features his ceramic work including six-feet tall ceramic traveler figures, busts, fractured and rebuilt spheres, toy horses and elegant vessels with surface designs of horses reminiscent of Paolo Uccello and Leonardo da Vinci. Contact 914 844 6296 or 914 332 4842 122 Great Oak Lane, Pleasantville New York 10570