Roberto Caracciolo: Something Quiet

Scatter to Hold
Scatter to Hold (23), 2018, Oil on canvas, 51 x 51 in (130 x 130 cm)

Loretta Howard Gallery is pleased to present Roberto Caracciolo: Something Quiet
opening Thursday, May 31 st , 6:00 pm-8:00. The exhibition is comprised of diptychs of
trees as well as abstract paintings, which share the same language. Paired together,
Caracciolo’s newest paintings rhythmically flow, creating a visual meditation on the four
seasons. The paintings examine the process of scattering and then recomposing as
learned by observing nature. Like petals thrown in the air, gathered and falling again.
The paintings embody both a romantic painterly touch as well as a rational rigor. Taking
the example of Morandi, Caracciolo explains,“don’t shout, say something quiet, that is who I am.”

Caracciolo was born in New York in 1960, but lives and works in Rome. His work has
been shown extensively throughout Italy and Europe: Turin, Milan, Rome, Florence and
Venice as well as Geneva, Paris and London. In New York he showed with Andre
Emmerich, Earl McGrath and Loretta Howard Gallery. He studied at the United World
College of the Atlantic in Wales, the Istituto d'Arte di Urbino in Italy, and the New York
Studio School. He has taught and lectured in Rome and Florence at: New York
University, RISD, and Cornell University. Currently he is teaching at Temple University
in Rome, the School of Visual Arts and John Cabot University. Caracciolo was the Arts
Liaison at the American Academy in Rome from 2007 to 2010.

A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition with an essay by art critic and
writer, Phyllis Tuchman. For additional information and press inquiries, please contact
Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle at 212-695- 0164 or Christiana@lorettahoward.com.