First Friday Celebration at Hillyer Art Space!

  • Nov 2, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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On November 2nd you're invited to the First Friday Celebration at Hillyer Art Space! This is one of the best small venues in the local arts scene.  Come check out the photos on wax created by the Italian artist Daniela Mastrangelo!

This opening exhibition of Daniela's work will be 7-9:00pm.

Daniela Mastrangelo was born in Livorno, on January 6°, 1980.  In 1998, she graduated from the High School of Arts in Ravenna. In 2006, she graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, from the painting school guided by Professor Giuseppe Modica, top marks with honors. Her theses project on “The body as landscape”, was inspired by Indian Mythology and by examining the works of 3 artists (Salvador Dali – painter, Giuseppe Penone – sculptor, Rafael Navaro – photographer) analyses the extreme creative contact between man and nature. With a great passion for photography, Daniela took a photography course at the Ettore Rolli school in Rome, while attending university.

In this exhibition we'll see Daniela's photographic prints on wax with pigment and collage (stampa a cera).

Here's the way Daniela describes her work:

"My work is based on the experimental study of photographs printed on wax and on various media, including cotton, wool, felt, and wood.

The technique leads me to first examine the surface on which I will have to print, which is completely different from photographic paper, then digitally develop the file in photoshop and finally chemically transfer the image on wax.

Wax for me is a flexible material to external climate and touch, similar to the critical vision of contemporary art, in the way that it can be changed and be interpreted subjectively."

Visit Mastrangelo's website at


Daniela Mastrangelo era nata a Livorno il 06.01.80.

Diplomata al Liceo Artistico di Ravenna nel 1998. Nel 2006 si laurea all'accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, cattedra di pittura Prof. Giuseppe Modica, con 110 e lode. Sviluppando la tesi su “ Il corpo come paesaggio” con il prof. Marco Bussaglia, dove partendo da mitologie indiane e passando attraverso le opere di 3 artisti (Salvator Dalì -pittore, Giuseppe Penone - scultore, Raffael Navarro - fotografo) analizza l'estremo contatto creativo dell' uomo con la terra.Grande appassionata di fotografia, parallelamente all'accademia frequenta un corso di fotografia alla scuola “Ettore Rolli” di Roma.

Questa mostra e' "stampa a cera". Daniela descrive il suo lavoro cosi':

"Il mio lavoro si sviluppa sullo studio sperimentale della stampa fotografica su cera e del suo cambiamento materico sui vari supporti.

Gli elementi di supporto variano dal cotone, lana, feltro, legno e dalla cera stessa.
La tecnica utilizzata mi porta a esaminare una superficie, differente dalla carta fotografica,dove la resa del chiaro e scuro viene perfezionata inizialmente, mediante l'elaborazione del file su Photoshop e successivamente dagli elementi chimici usati per il trasferimento dell'immagine sulla cera.

La cera è per me un materiale flessibile al clima esteriore e al tatto sensoriale simile al gusto critico della visione dell'arte contemporanea dove tutto può mutare ed essere soggettivamente interpretato."

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  • ams244

    Good attendance and fun people. Good mood. 4/5 stars

    November 4, 2012

  • Keith G.

    Daniele Mastrangelo is arriving in DC today and she'll be here for the next six months doing an internship at Hillyer Art Space. I look forward to setting up an event with her after she's settled in. She's so talented. If you have a chance, check out her photographs from Carnivale in Venice: I've been to Carnivale and seen a lot of photos but her photos are truly exceptional.

    November 3, 2012

  • Keith G.

    The event was very well organized, well attended and I love the artwork (especially, Daniela's work!).

    November 3, 2012

  • ams244

    The show at Hillyer was fun and well attended.

    1 · November 2, 2012

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