linda fantuzzo ¦ articles and reviews

"ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Museum exhibition explores a shadowed realm"
Aiken Standard

"Charleston Painter Linda Fantuzzo Presents Shadowy New Show at City Gallery"
Charleston Post and Courier

"Linda Fantuzzo Paints a Luminous World"
Charleston Magazine

"Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Features Works by Linda Fantuzzo and Scotty Peek"
Carolina Arts

The McClellanville Arts Council Offers Exhibit & Performance Focused on Loss

"I decided to use a dry brushed oil technique in the making of my drawings for this exhibition," says Linda Fantuzzo. "My thoughts for loved ones, whom I wish to commemorate in these drawings, were not clearly formed in my mind and this method enabled me to work in a manner of stream of consciousness. The tools and personal items these individuals held dear, surfaced in the imagery and came to represent the person I wish to honor."

The McClellanville Arts Council in McClellanville, SC, will present Ode to..., on view at the McClellanville Arts Center, from Mar. 15 through Apr. 26, 2014. A reception will be held on Mar. 15, from 6-8pm. A film by Kristi Ryba will begin at 6:30pm with a dance performance by Annex Dance Company to follow. The exhibition includes artworks by Mary Walker, Kristi Ryba, Linda Fantuzzo, and John McWilliams.

Artist Profile: Linda Fantuzzo

Walking into Linda Fantuzzo's studio, one can feel the creative energy buzzing throughout the space. Chock full of canvases in various stages of completion, still-life tableaux arranged on tabletops, and objects of inspiration collected throughout the years, every corner holds a new surprise. And as the afternoon sun fills the studio with a golden glow, one thing is clear: Fantuzzo is an artist on a mission. With more ideas than hours in the day, she is sure to stay busy for years to come. Even as we chat, she primes a hand-stretched linen canvas for her next painting, leaving me excited about how she will transform the surface in the coming days.

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Framing a Vision: Landscapes by Linda Fantuzzo and Manning Williams

The Gibbes Museum of Art opened the exhibition Framing a Vision: Landscapes by Linda Fantuzzo and Manning Williams on October 10, 2004. Featuring artists of the Lowcountry region who have both trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and achieved acclaim on the national scene, this dynamic exhibition examines the relevance of landscape painting in contemporary culture, and more specifically the use of that genre to represent personal and public visions of the Lowcountry.

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Charleston Artist Pours Heart into Work

Among the things that make a work of art memorable is the way it conveys its creator's passion for the process of making art, for the medium, the implements, the colors and shapes, the subject matter, and so on. By that, I mean that you, the viewer, can stand in front of a painting and know in your gut, in your heart, that the artist is, literally, in love. That she is stirred, obsessed, insane, consumed by the quintessence of chalk, the sensuousness of pigment, the immutable beauty of the golden mean, and so filled with the sheer joy of being alive that it spills over onto you. Such passion is evident in the luminous landscapes by Charleston artist Linda Fantuzzo, presently on view at Joie Lassiter Gallery. Fantuzzo's mastery of her craft is achieved, as she confirms, by making "real decisions about life. There are many things I haven't done because I've chosen to do this."

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Weight of Southern History Key Theme in Sumter Exhibit

The Sumter Gallery of Art is presenting two one-person exhibits, Candice Ivy: Black Tide and Linda Fantuzzo: The Space Between, both of which deal with a sense of place and space, but in very different ways.

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A Review by Jane G. Collins
Special to The Item

Shakespeare has Polonius advise his son Laertes, "To thine own self be true." In the world of art, that message is a harbinger of success, especially in the two current Sumter Gallery of Art exhibits. Both Linda Fantuzzo and Candice Ivy present pieces that define their artistic perspective.

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Artist sees life on the 'Edges'

Artist Linda Fantuzzo has seen the light. The Mount Pleasant painter has been applying paintbrushes to canvasses for 35 years, growing and evolving in interesting ways, according to some who have followed her work.

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