Dean Triolo Retrospective Features Paintings With Star Engery

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Dean Triolo - Transitions With Yellow Brown and Red

Transitions with Yellow Brown and Red, oil on wood panel, by Dean Triolo. This painting, along with others by the artist, are available at or see more than 40 paintings at a retrospective of Triolo’s work in July.

Celebrated local artist Dean Triolo, who will have paintings featured in Johnny Depp’s new science fiction movie, will headline a one-man art exhibit to be presented next month by the Cultural Alliance of Long Beach. The show will feature more than 40 paintings by Triolo, including five that will be seen in the movie “Transcendence,” which stars Depp and Morgan Freeman. The movie is due for release in April 2014, but viewers can see them July 6-28 at CALB Bungalow Art Center.

Triolo has made a specialty of exploring the aesthetic and spiritual properties of radiant energy. He has been inspired by and credits the influence of the divergent artistic styles of abstract Expressionism, Italian High Renaissance and Impressionism.

“My work seeks to establish the intricate web between energy and the emotion of its rhythmic patterns,” says Triolo, a Long Beach resident, who has been producing fine art works for past 15 years. He is a former resident of Culver City where he was part of a popular artists co-op and helped initiate that city’s annual art walk. “All things are atomic structure. Atoms have a constant vibrational energy. When I see with my creative eye, my intuitive sense is asking, ‘What is the energy of that?’ I am looking for a vibrational translation of whatever I am seeing.”

Triolo, known for his dazzling and energetic abstracts, has works that hang in collections from West Hollywood to Switzerland. His art has appeared in the A&E TV series “Designing Blind,” and recently his “Expectations Yellow,” an oil on wood panel (above), was selected as a part of the California Contemporary Art Collection at the California State Capitol Museum.

“Dean Triolo, Retrospective: 1999 – 2009” is presented by The Cultural Alliance of Long Beach at CALB Bungalow Art Center, 737 Pine Ave., in downtown Long Beach from Saturday, July 6 through Sunday, July 28, 2013. Hours are Wednesday to Friday, 4 to 9 p.m., and weekends from noon to 5 p.m. The opening night reception will be held July 6, starting at 6 p.m. Street-side parking is available.

Triolo’s book on the retrospective, an artist’s monograph featuring high-quality prints, will be available during the show.

The Cultural Alliance of Long Beach supports artists in all disciplines and connects them with the public through innovative collaborations, dialogues, promotions, and education in a cutting-edge arts environment while advocating for artist needs. CALB provides artists and art activities for community events and manages the MADhaus Performance Space and Bungalow Art Center.

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