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BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE presents two solo exhibitions opening December 12th from 5:00pm to 8:30 pm. In the main gallery, “Franco Marrocco-The Red Studio and Other Works” curated by Giovanni Iovane and Marisa Caichiolo will debut paintings from the international artist Franco Marrocco.

On view in the project room is “J.J. L’Heureux: Etichette,”a solo show from Venice local and established artist J.J. L’Heureux.

Franco Marrocco is an established artist and the director of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, where he also teaches painting. In English the word "studio" refers to the working space where a painter, a photographer or a sculptor brings his or her creation to life. In Italian, however, "studio" also refers to a study on a certain subject, a drawing, an elaboration, as well as a model for a future application. It also means space for either a private or public exhibit. Co-curator, Giovanni Iovane talks about Marrocco's exhibition, "'Red Studio' is the name of the exhibit and of the large-scale painting hanging in the gallery's main space. The exhibit's key piece is part of Franco Marroco's recent body of work, who turns his daily painting practice into a "study." The study is an original and singular characteristic of the pictorial process and space. A space with a view."

The art of Venice resident J.J. L’Heureux has been shown in museums around the world. She is most