Grignaffini Rhythms: Music, Strokes & Steel
September 4 – 28
at Fountain Street Fine Art, 59 Fountain Street, Framingham MA 01702
Reception September 6, 5 – 7 PM
Gallery Hours Thu-Sun 11-5
See more images of artwork from the show at images-fountainstreetfineart.blogspot.com
Grignaffini Rhythms: Music, Strokes And Steel”, an exhibit of oil paintings by Bob Grignaffini accompanied by the metal sculpture of his cousins, AJ and Lou Grignaffini, is a playful celebration of music in motion.
The three family members are part of a large multi-generational, multi-talented Wellesley, MA clan. Bob Grignaffini’s paintings celebrate form and color. “I share how an image rests in my memory”, he states.” What inspires me to share this experience is that it provides the opportunity to be honest. When someone is honest in whatever he or she is doing, it is beautiful.” Bob’s work has been shown in various galleries throughout the MetroWest area over the past two decades.
Bob’s young cousin, Wellesley High School senior A.J Grignaffini. believes that life is mostly about motion. Whether physical or visual – physical in the fact that piece actually moves, and visual in the fact that the piece has no stopping point – it all flows together. Movement is the one thing that can connect all living things, so A.J. feels it is important to express this in his art.
Since before he could walk, AJ’s brother Lou Grignaffini of Wellesley was fascinated by rust and decaying metal. From the orange-like tinge his bike gets when left out in the rain to the dirty black color of steel after it had been held over an open flame. “What’s so intriguing about this decay”, Lou explains, “is that each piece tells a story, every scratch and patina. All of the rust tells a story.”