Date(s) - 23 Jun 2022 - 14 Jul 2022
Mystery and Process
Exhibition by Anthony Spagnol
Curated by Prof. Joseph Paul Cassar
Dates: 23 June to 14 July 2022
Summer Opening Hours:
Mondays and Fridays: 8am to 7pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8am to Noon and 4pm to 7pm
Saturdays: 8am to 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed
Venue: Art Galleries of the Malta Society of Arts,
Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta
Entrance is free
‘Mystery and Process – Embracing Uncertainty…Unexpected Opportunities’ is an exhibition of 20 abstract paintings created by artist Anthony Spagnol between 2019 and 2022. The exhibition is curated by Prof. Joseph Paul Cassar.
“This collection of 20 recent paintings by Anthony Spagnol germinated just before the pandemic started, continued to develop during the uncertain time of Covid-19, and is now being brought to this final presentation. The context of the paintings remains very much the here and now, the current state of affairs in the world we live in, where, whether we like it or not, we have to entertain the idea of permanent uncertainty. More than ever imagined, these works speak of our anxieties, losses, and explore the power of the unknown, as well as the realisation of how little we truly know of what is to come, the illusion of being in control over the future.”
JOSEPH PAUL CASSAR, artist, art historian, curator and educator.
Anthony Spagnol, (b. 1960) studied at the Malta School of Art between 1974 and 1980. He later completed a Diploma Course in painting between 1989 and 1991.
Spagnol held four personal exhibitions at the National Museum of Fine Arts in 1993, 1995, 1997 and 2009. He also participated in numerous collective exhibitions. His solo exhibition entitled ‘The Way’ was held in 2014 at the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Valletta.
He started his career as a figurative artist but then shifted towards abstraction. He considers the latter as a highly spiritual language with which he is able to narrate stories.