: A Retrospective
Beneath the vivid colors and gravity-defying images of Jim Brancaccio's
work, there often lie darker layers that expose the duality, opposing forces, foolishness, and ambivalence of life.Hand painted and textured papers and hand pulled prints (etchings, collagraphs, and monotypes) come together in mixed media collages that quite deftly explore emotional currents and mortality.Still very much alive and producing work, Jim
says that he
is "fascinated and addicted to the act of combining papers and prints into artworks that hold meanings far different than the sum of their parts."Jim Brancaccio
has been a prolific part of the Lexington art scene for over 30 years.As an exhibiting artist, his
work has been included in solo and group shows at Transylvania's Morlan Gallery
, at Wingspan, LexArts
, Artist Attic, 3rd Street Stuff, The Living Arts
& Science Center, and at Gallery Soleil.Jim
received an Individual Artist Professional Development Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council
in 2000 as well as the Al Smith Professional Assistance Award.He is also a member of the Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative and frequently works in their studio and exhibits in their groups shows at Artsplace.Jim recently retired from the Living Arts & Science Center after 23 years.He began working with the LASC in 1983 and became the Gallery Director in 1987.Over the nearly 20 years as Gallery Director, Jim worked with and supported countless individual artists through solo and group exhibitions as the LASC.
We are very pleased to be able to present a retrospective of his
work as well as showcase some of his
more recent works.
More of Jim Brancaccio's
works were exhibited in this retrospective at Main Cross Gallery
in Victorian Square and at Level 3 Art on Main Street (above Lexington Antique Gallery).