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Museo Italo Americano Presents Contextere

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This Friday, the Museo Italo Americano at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center will be opening their first exhibition for 2014. Titled Contexture, it is a feature of works from two artists; Alan Shepp and Giampietro Cudin.

The exhibition features different art elements, as the two feature artist have different approaches to their art. Shepp’s works consist experimentations with movement and light, while focus on his creativity is on sculpture in stone, beginning with marble, then slate, and finally with granite. Meanwhile, Cudin is known for his experiences, emotions and feelings confrontations through abstract painting involving symbolic elements, including numbers, letters and cut outs.

In a little information about the two artists, Shepp and Cudin also hailed and studied from different parts of the world. Shepp is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, where he grew up in “Little Italy”. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Cleveland Institute of Art (both in Ohio) and the University of Washington. He has had teaching positions at the Minneapolis College of the Arts, and California State University, Hayward (now East Bay). Cudin grew up in the Northeastern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. He is a graduate of the University of Padua (also in Italy), and had exhibiton in places including Montreal, Canada and Santa Monica, California.

Contextere runs until April 27th. Log on to for more information.


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