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Tony Calzetta
[extracts from Fierce Expression - the work of Tony Calzetta]

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Fierce Expression - the work of Tony Calzetta
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Video clips © CCCA & Linda Corbett_Eyeris Inc. 2005
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Diner

In 1980, Tony Calzetta was commissioned to create a series of mural paintings for The Bloor Street Diner Restaurant in Toronto. His solution was to wallpaper the oversized canvasses directly onto the walls, wrapping them around corners and fully integrating them into the spacial design. The theme of these paintings, says Calzetta, "was the mood of the city at night". In this clip, Calzetta discuss the process he used to create the Bloor Street Diner Paintings.

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Drawing

Tony's work begins with an "incredible charcoal line that is charged with an intensity and a fierceness of expression that's startling"- John Metcalf. He admits "that sound of the charcoal on the paper makes little hairs go up on the back of your neck". In this studio clip, Tony works with charcoal, gouache and arches watercolour paper on a large drawing from his 2004 black & white series.

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Theory

In this short, frank, clip Tony discusses the role theory and intuition play in his work. Expanding on "this semi non-theory that I have", Tony explains the format, pattern and direction of his approach.

running time:running time: 49 sec
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Forms

Tony talks about the process of working with his unique vocabulary of shapes and forms and how they have transmuted over time.

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Process

For Calzetta, process is "a feeling for things", some of it concious and some of it sub-concious. In this clip he explains how he's driven by visual information.

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