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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Having Fun...

So it seems lately with work and all the assemblages I've been making for shows, I haven't had much time to draw or paint. But none the less when I get a half an hour here or there I try and whip out a quick drawing. A lot of them are character ideas I have for paintings and sculptures.

"The Sliver"

"Little Joey"

"Jack the Ripper"

"The Ghoul"



"The Stye"

I'll post more. Later, Joe

Dia De Los Muertos Gallery Show

So here are some shots of my piece I put into the Day of the Dead show, I'm showing in right now at MAC 650 Artspace Gallery. It's up through out the end of the month if you would like to see it in person. I recommend checking it out, there is some real good art to see.

Later, Joe D.

Halloween Costumes

I know it's a little after the fact, but here is mine and Carrie's Costumes this year.


Atlantis Ruins

Back in September LEGO commissioned me to do two large foam sculptures of ruins from Atlantis. The pieces were going to be used for a themed room which was going to be used for the unveiling the new 2010 Atlantis product line. I had to base them some what on the prototype packaging. I busted these suckers out in 29 hours.

Above is the scale model I did for them first.

Later, Joe D.

Sea Monkey or Spud Eye?

Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm showing again...

Please come down to MAC 650 Gallery in Middletown CT this Saturday 7-10 and see my newest piece along with many other talented artists work. If you missed "The Addams Family Gathering" show you totally suck. BUT you can redeem yourself by attending this opening! Hope to see all you there even though I probably don't know you.

Later, Joe

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Addams Family Gathering...Opening!

Let me start off by saying I'm real sorry for taking so frigging long to get this post up, and how I haven't been posting as often as I normally do. I'll get back in the grove, I promise.

Well "The Addams Family Gathering" show was a huge success. We packed the house all night long. The show was from 7-10, but we had people show up at 6:30 and we were kicking people out after 11. All the artist came threw in a big way with kick-ass art and helping with the shows set up. Thanks guys! The show comes down this Sunday, 10/25/09. So if you haven't seen the work in person, and you want to, this Saturday is your last chance.

Below I've posted pics of all my work in the show. After the show comes down I'll throw up pics of the other artist's work that were also in the show. Below my work, I have also included a great article written in the Middletown Press about the show.

The Middletown Press article:

Addams Family inspires creepy exhibit

Press Staff

MIDDLETOWN — A continuous reel of old Addams Family television clips projected on a large screen played in the window of the MAC 650 Gallery welcoming guests to the opening night of “The Addams Family Gathering” Friday night.

Guests and featured artists, many dressed in funeral attire, admired an eclectic assortment of work based on one of television’s beloved families inside the gallery.

The exhibit features art inspired by “The Addams Family” television show and will be shown on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Oct. 25.

Artists Joseph Dinunzio and Joseph Galluccio were responsible for bringing the show to the MAC 650 gallery. Dinunzio, who had been watching episodes of “The Addams Family” through Netflix, was inspired to create an exhibit inspired by the show.

“It’s such a wide expanse of a world through their eyes,” said Dinunzio. “They see everything differently.”

Dinunzio and Galluccio sought out members of the local art community to contribute to the show. According to Dinunzio, they were looking for artists whose art had “darkness,” or artists who “could bring something to the genre.” Because of the specific theme of the show, they did not expect artists to already have art in their collections that would fit the show’s theme, so artists asked to show work in the exhibit created new art.

“We have yet to have an artists say no,” he said.

Dinunzio said the show took nearly a year to put together.

“It worked out great,” said Galluccio. “Everyone took to is really easily.”

According to Galluccio, he and Dinunzio chose artists from “a bunch of different disciplines,” which is apparent in the variety of works that make up the exhibit. The exhibit includes sculptures, paintings and even hand-made musical instruments.

“We have everything from fine art to comic book illustrations,” said Galluccio.

Galluccio, who has experience as an impressionist painter, said he enjoyed the opportunity to “experiment more with my darker side.”

Dinunzio’s works in the exhibit were sculptural renderings of Addams Family characters “infused with modern day situations and scenarios. His depictions included Morticia as a dominatrix, Wednesday as “an old woman trapped in a young woman’s body” and Gomez locks in a padded cell.

The exhibit is presented in association with the North End Artist Co-op, an artists’ cooperative that owns the gallery space. The co-op also owns apartments near the gallery that they provide as government-subsidized housing for artists. Dinunzio, a former member of the co-op, said the housing was for “artists trying to get back on their feet.”

Melissa Williams, president of the co-op, said they own nine apartment units that they are currently renting to 11 artists from a variety of different fields.

“The Addams Family Gathering” features the work of Dinunzio, Shannon M. Gagne, Galluccio, Joey Marsocci, Jason May, John McCormack, Katie Osowiecki, Shelley Osowiecki and Carrie Swider. The MAC 650 Gallery is located at 650 Main St. in Middletown.

Thanks everyone. Later - Joe

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Addams Family Gathering...Gallery Show 10/2/09

So here it is, the official announcement for this year's big Joe and Joe production. As always Joseph Galluccio and I have hand picked a group of kick-ass artist to join us in putting together another crazy themed show. This guessed it, The Addams Family. Just when you thought we couldn't top the "Art Under the Big Top" or our "Twinkies and Robots" shows, we came up with this crazy theme. Please spread the word, email this poster that Joey Marsocci who is also in the show illustrated and designed for us. Thank you Joey. So come down to MAC 650 Gallery on Friday October 2nd and join the "Family".

More show updates to come,
Joe D.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Bestia Phasmatis

So here are the pieces I did for the Bestia Phasmatis Show Last Saturday. Heather Groen did a kick-ass job of throwing a great event. It's up through the end of the month, so try and go check it out. ArtSpace Hartford is open on Saturdays and Sundays I believe for viewing.

Later, Joe D.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bestia Phasmatis

Come check out the two new pieces I did, and all the other great work done by various local artist this Saturday at Artspace in Hartford. The Details are on the card below. Come show your support, it's for a good cause. I'll be there.

Later, Joe D.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Night of the Dead...

So Saturday Night I decided to go to an horror convention. I got there a little late in the day, so I didn't really get to meet to many celebs. I did see however Freddy and Bruce Campbell. You can see how close I was able to get to him in the photo below. I also snapped some shots of these awesome sculpted baby movie monsters.

We left there and after a quick bite to eat we decided to go to a monster mini golf. The place was pretty cool. It had a real Tim Burton/Disney Haunted Mansion feel to it. The only bad thing is most of my photos came out like crap, so I only posted the good ones.

Monster Mini Golf

Later, Joe