Italo Scanga is internationally recognized for his wide variety of artwork that includes sculpture, paintings, prints, and drawings. This exhibition focuses on sculpture-the artist’s primary medium.
Scanga’s sculpture combines found and salvaged objects into totem-like structures that narrate a history or tale of the human experience. The singular components are all recognizable everyday items-large bolt cutters, discarded wrenches, gears, an old bottle capper, cast iron keys, and animal figurines. Within each sculpture, Scanga balances these objects into poetic vertical compositions. The structures are either cast in bronze or expressionistically painted to unify the disparate elements. Several of the sculptures are also functional and feature brightly colored glass vases.