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Location: Epic Center – 2nd Floor
Constructed in 1970
About the Artist: Deluca’s work stems from his emotional and intuitive responses to the environment. Objects that have been weathered, textured and time-worn are what he finds to be both inspirational and fascinating. Deluca’s pieces reflect such effects, more specifically the effects of light, atmosphere and shadow. Being of Italian decent, Deluca also discovered a majority of his inspirations from multiple trips to Italy as well as other European countries such as Portugal.
Deluca currently utilizes materials such as tar, cardboard, metal and wood for his pieces that are completed on large-scale canvases. Through his process of combining and layering materials, Deluca aims for his pieces to appear as a passage of time.
Information was retrieved from the artist’s personal website: http://joedelucaartist.com/artist.htm
Photo by Patrick Jouppi, 2011