Competitive Landscapes

Basketball
Basketball

Oil paint on canvas, 40x60 inches Sally Curcio

Table Tennis
Table Tennis

Oil on panel Sally Curcio Private Collection

Martial Arts
Martial Arts

Oil paint on panel, 20x20 each Sally Curcio

Soccer
Soccer

Oil paint on panel Sally Curcio

Tennis
Tennis

Oil paint on panel, 24x36 inches Sally Curcio

Table Tennis and Squash
Table Tennis and Squash

Oil paint on panel Sally Curcio

Tennis
Tennis

Graphite on Paper, 20x15 inches Sally Curcio

Basketball
Basketball

Graphite on paper, 14x18 inches Sally Curcio

Football, Basketball, Soccer
Football, Basketball, Soccer

Oil paint on panel and canvas Sally Curcio

Competitive Landscapes
Competitive Landscapes

Sally Curcio

Martial Arts
Martial Arts

Sally Curcio

Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do

Oil paint on panel, 20x20 inches Sally Curcio Private Collection

 

Competitive Landscapes

 

In Competitive Landscapes, Sally Curcio presents a series of oil paintings and drawings based on a variety sports fields, courts and martial arts surfaces.   

 

Curcio reveals that these arenas resemble abstract art, abstract expressionism, and minimalism. These areas easily translate into monochrome canvases, square paintings, and geometric shapes that bring to mind the visual language of work by artists like Joseph Albers, Kenneth Noland, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella, Piet Mondrian among others.

 

Curcio pushes her investigation of games through her imagery that juxtaposes hard edge boundary lines with atmospheric backgrounds. The canvases fade from light to dark giving an expansive feeling. The bounded images suggest literally and figuratively being in the zone alluding to the deep involvement in a game when an athlete experiences the egoless state of the flow.  Thus we are reminded that transcendence from the tedium of otherness and ego can manifest in an epiphany of oneness within the confines of a game.