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February 2012 News Releases

"Parallel Views" Mulvane Art Museum exhibit

Paintings and prints by Miguel Angel Giovanetti and Fernando Pezzino will be on display at the Mulvane Art Museum from Feb. 4 to March 18, 2012.

Buenos Aires, Argentina artist, Miguel Angel Giovanetti will show works from his Open Shapes and Ovals series. The Open Shapes pieces are geometric interpretations of a vest as homage to the futurist vests that were designed by the artist Fortunato Depero in the 1920’s. Because of the strong colors that contrasted with the gray of the suits worn at the time, they were very imposing. The oval is an ideal reference to the vest and the straight lines he includes complete the composition. Along with the Open Shapes series, Giovanetti is working in parallel with his Ovals series where he eliminates all the figurative references and uses a great number of ovals that are superimpose and integrated with each other.

Giovanetti’s recent exhibitions include: Pearl and Stanley Goodman Latin Collection and Recent Acquisitions from The Latin American Art Collection at The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL and Los límites de la Geometría at the Espacio Cultural Nuestros Hijos, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Fernando Pezzino, instructor in the Department of Modern Languages at Washburn University since 2008, will display works from his Cultural Fragments Series which is based on the concept of communication. His work uses a figurative element as a platform to arrive at a geometric abstraction. Fragments of different cultures provide clues and it it up to the viewer to interpret the cultural hints.

Pezzino received his BA degree in Theatre at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. After moving to the United States, he studied at Arizona State University where he earned his Masters of Arts in Spanish Literature. He recently exhibited his work at the 2011 Miami International Art Fair.

The Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 3 from 5-8 p.m. Giovanetti and Pezzino will discuss their works on Thursday, February 9 at 5:30pm in the first floor galleries of the Museum.

The Mulvane Art Museum is located at 17th and Jewell Streets on the campus of Washburn University. Museum, ArtLab and Gift Shop hours are Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday and Sunday 1-4.

Admission to the Museum and the ArtLab are free and open to the public. Free parking is conveniently located to the west of the Museum. For more information call (785) 670-1124 or check the website at

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Dena Anson, university relations, (785) 670-1711