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The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to present a solo exhibition of artist Rino Noto's Wave.

Opening Reception on June 20 at 6:30pm
@ IIC Gallery - Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 496 Huron St., Toronto

The exhibit will run through Monday, September 11, 2017
Gallery hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 1:00pm; 2:30pm - 5:00pm

In this highly anticipated new series of expected portraits, Wave, Noto contemplates the ebb and flow of candid human activity. But Wave's dozen images do more than merely document the flux of life. Noto delves into the absurd, abstracting these intimate scenes and pulling them out of conventional time and space. These visual peaks and troughs inherent to Noto's imagery – that stark contrast between light and shadow, those jarring hues, the unexpectedly bold forms and rippling landscapes – seem to echo the scenes' conceptual content. In Wave, we catch a brief, truncated glimpse of life's cycles: joy, resilience, purposeful absurdity, all presented in one interconnected package. Like a Warhol silkscreen or a snapshot of daily living broken down by the pointillism of Seurat, it's not a simple photo we see, but an image transformed – just like Noto's many subjects.

Rino Noto was born in Italy and immigrated to Toronto with his parents and sister. From a very young age, Rino Noto had a curious outlook on the new and unfamiliar landscape around him. When he first picked up a camera, he became not just a unique observer, but an active creator who absorbed the world in terms of light and composition. These fundamental rules have carried Noto through a robust career as an artist and documentarian. Noto flirted with painting, drawing, and design, but his love of photography eventually won out, leading to a number of prestigious international awards and a lifelong obsession with the freedom of movement granted by working with film. Noto’s recent exhibitions have included “Crepuscolo, Threshold” (2015), “Viso”, Joseph D. Carrier Gallery (2010), “Deteriorarsi/Disrepair”, Spazio Dell’Arte (2010), “About Face”, DeLuca Fine Art Gallery (2009). Noto lives in Toronto with his wife, Paola.


Date: Da Tuesday, June 20, 2017 a Monday, September 11, 2017

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 496 Huron St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada