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For Immediate Release August 15, 2013 Contact: Tomeeka Farrington Spotlight Communications (617) 423-0040 Tomeeka@SpotlightCommunications.


Iconic Social Media Artist John Provenzanos Painting Selected for Showcase at Framinghams Acclaimed Danforth Art Museum
(South Boston, MA) --- August 15, 2013 --- Social media inspired artist John Provenzano (, of Dorchester, Mass. is pleased to announce recognition of his work in the Summer 2013 Danforth Art Museum/School exhibition, located in Framingham, Mass. Provenzanos art integrates a mix of images, symbols, patterns and text into highly energetic and powerful paintings on richly colored canvases. Provenzanos featured painting, titled Profiled in the Community Of Artists features a series of paintings layered with images containing references to the government, war, race, religion, and the text and symbols of daily life, such as Twitter and Facebook messages, caution tape, bar codes and even song lyrics. In Profiled, Provenzanos artwork combines painting, an ancient form of communication, with social media, a new and constantly changing form of communication. On the canvas, figurative painting mixes with modern references such as barcode and text referring to ones profile, showing multiple ideas stemming from a mans head, while ideas such as text referring to the profile and settings, are concrete references to social media. Stray black lines and patches of color reflect parts of the mind that are less focused, and based in emotion. The contrast of Profiled captures Provenzanos goal of combining old and new in his works. Reworking familiar themes into compositions that echo the original source, but look, sound and feel different, is a process inspired by musicians like artists, J. Dilla and John Coltrane, said Provenzano. Recognizable images and literal references are the bridge between something seen everyday with something less familiar and more instinctual. My paintings have many layers, some built up over several years, in a search for a particular rhythm, creating an undeniable physical 1

presence and pointing at the tension between the business of our everyday lives and the need for something meaningful. Provenzanos paintings can be found in galleries along the East Coast, and have been featured on local broadcasts Channel 7 and Fox 25 News as well as the movie Mermaids. In addition, his work has been commissioned by various Interior designers, and noted designer, Dennis Duffy. In 2005, he was included in the Directors Pick exhibition at the Judi Rotenberg Gallery in Boston. Recently, he has exhibited his work at the Art Hole in South Boston, MA. Find out more about John Provenzano and his works at:

About John Provenzano: Provenzano works mainly in Boston, close to where he was born. After receiving his Masters degree in Fine Arts from Boston University in 1990, Provenzano studied under sculptor John Wilson, who he attributes as having changed his life and gave him direction in his artwork. He also draws inspiration from musicians such as John Coltrane, who, like Provenzano, work to translate the feelings and experiences of the artist into a physical and representable form. About danforthART Museum/School: Established as a grass roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of citizens, the Danforth Museum of Art, now called Danforth Art, has grown to become a vital cultural resource. Located in Framingham, Massachusetts, 30 miles west of Boston, Danforth Art provides visitors with entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts. Danforth Art educates the public through its collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, classes and workshops in the School, and a variety of community outreach programs.