Mario Gallucci at One Grand Gallery

Counterfeit Universe by Mario Gallucci
Friday April 3rd, 7:00pm
1000 E Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97214

Counterfeit Universe is about the copy of a copy. It is about belief in surface, attitudes towards brands, our relation to objects, and a deep personal affection towards the mundane. Gallucci’s work looks at the human condition as it relates to surrounding objects. His process, a combination of photography, sculptural pattern-making, and recreation on a 1:1 scale, allows his sculptural photographs to operate in a liminal space between existence and representation. This casts even the mundane in a new light, questions their significance, symbology, value, and the relational affect on the human condition.

Like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, an important part of Gallucci’s art relies on the impressions and reactions of the viewer. There will be tricks and illusions, but each is backed by a meditation on perception and reality, light-hearted wit, and meticulous craftsmanship. One Grand invites you to get lost in the world of Gallucci’s Counterfeit Universe, to judge both what you perceive, and how you perceive it.