Rinterzo - Joseph DeAngelis
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Rinterzo - Joseph DeAngelis

Artist: Joseph DeAngelis
Reflection pool with coloured terrazzo spheres
16' wide x 28' long.

Named with the Italian word for a billiard shot and interactive in almost every element, Rinterzo invites the viewer to become a participant, to enter into a game that is simultaneously playful and sensual. The universal shape of elegantly coloured spheres holds infinite possibilities for interpretation. Are we looking at the balls in a child's game or is there a suggestion of something more massive, perhaps even the planets? In addition, the dynamic sound and sight of running and still water add to the effect. The simplicity of the form allows and encourages endless imaginative prospects.


About Joseph DeAngelis

Joseph DeAngelis was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1938 and became a landed immigrant in Canada in 1969. Since that time, he has been a lecturer and professor in the School of Visual Arts at the University of Windsor. DeAngelis studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Syracuse University. In 1976 he was selected to participate in Spectrum Canada, as part of the Canadian art exhibition for the Montreal Olympic Games. In 1977 he was one of five sculptors selected to represent Canada in the Pan American Wood Sculpture Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has been awarded numerous public and private commissions. Locally his work can be seen at the Ontario Provincial Government Building, Windsor Public Library, The Essex County Civic Centre, The University of Windsor, and The Child's Place. His work is included in many public and private collections. He has exhibited in numerous local exhibitions, in addition to shows in Toronto, Detroit, New York, Germany, Italy, and Spain.‚Äč

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