February 23 through April 8, 2011
Reception: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
E6 GALLERY presents Beyond Daylight, an exhibition of large-scale scratchboards by DAVID TRULLI.
The work offers a contemplation on the concept of America formed in the 20th century and that concept’s relevance in the modern world. In his cityscapes framed by empty office interiors, Trulli infuses each piece with an uneasy sense of anticipation – as if something momentous is just out of view.
In Beyond Daylight David Trulli presents images exclusively set in daylight, without losing the noir feeling for which his work is known. His work draws inspiration from the graphic novels of the 1930’s and cinematic masters of more recent times. According to critic Marlena Donohue “[work by] Trulli can be at one glance so handsome, back lit and inviting as to verge on homage to strength, city and industry; then at another so wildly oppressive, claustrophobic and sinister…” David Trulli works in scratchboard: a white clay-coated board, covered with black ink. Fine knives are used to delicately scrape away the ink, creating the image. A former cinematographer, Trulli compares working in scratchboard to lighting a film set: “It starts out black and you add light.” David Trulli was born in New York and currently lives and works in Hollywood.