Thursday, June 17, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Charles Papillo at JDK in Burlington

The JDK Gallery, at 47 Maple Street in Burlington, is pleased to present Things You Wanted to Make Real, works by Charles Papillo.

Papillo’s work is based on the idea of open-ended storytelling, which generates conversation that deals with topics such as identity, reality, and possibility. The subjective manner in which people understand this work is the root of his storytelling. There is not one narrative that corresponds to each piece or series of pieces, nor will there ever be one overarching narrative that is correct. The work becomes more about the number of ways the objects can be considered and how they may fit into the real, or perhaps imaginary, world. Working with materials at hand, both found objects and created forms, he solidifies a unique collection that examines the purpose and function of a group of objects, exploring an ever-evolving personal philosophy of “life as art.”

Papillo, a Vermont native, currently resides in San Francisco. He holds a BFA from Parsons the New School for Design (New York) and has studied in Spain, Greece, and the Galapagos Islands. He's also served as an artist’s assistant for various printmakers, sculptors, and video artists. His work has been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York City, San Francisco, and Vermont and can be explored further at

The opening will be held on July 1, from 6 to 9 pm. Regular exhibition hours will be Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:30 pm.