We are happy to reconnect with you and start off our new season by taking you into the moody, vulnerable and fluid paintings of Steven Restagno, winner of the 2019 Best of Student Award.
This year, our judges Joshua Heuman, Curator of Education and Public Programs and Justine Kohleal, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, selected Steven out of 20 talented student artists for the $1,000 Marie Collins Memorial Award and the outstanding opportunities of the Artscape Award. This is what Joshua Heuman had to say about Steven's work:
"Steven Restagno explores the human figure; seemingly fleshy and in dissolution simultaneously – earthy and electric, sensuous and psychological.”
We hope you had a chance to see his work and submerge into his masterful depiction of human figures this past summer. If not, get to know Steven, his process and the amazing journey of development and opportunities that this award is providing him. We are excited to join him as he embarks on this journey and share the unfolding of his new creations with you.