Richard Pasquarelli- "The Things We Are"

Richard Pasquarelli- "The Things We Are"

Contact: Mrs. Lacey K. Leonard, leonard@roanoke.edu

September 10 –October 9

1-4 pm Everyday

Olin Gallery- Richard Pasquarelli, The Things We Are

Pasquarelli’s paintings make visible the relationships between physical reality and the mind. Through analysis of his own compulsions for perfection and order and research into mental health, Pasquarelli seeks a better understanding of the relationship between mind and matter and its observable presence in the world around us. To build upon his research, Pasquarelli immerses himself into the study of OCD and hoarding disorder by conducting field research in the homes of people affected by these conditions. The knowledge gained through his interviews and the thousands of photographs he has taken during his visits has become integral parts of his process. “My paintings are more than representations of people’s possessions; they are portraits of their minds.” Pasquarelli was born in 1968 and received his BFA from Syracuse University.

 www.richardpasquarelli.com

Image credit: Richard Pasquarelli, Self Portrait No. 1, 2019, 76.75”x 184.75” (overall), sixty panels, 14.75 x 14.25” each, oil on mylar, on metal, recessed magnets