ROCCO ARMENTO

PRINTS + SCULPTURE 

2001-2011

Date & Time
June 1, 2019 from 6PM to 9PM
Location
BCMT gallery / showroom
109 Greenkill Ave
Kingston, NY 12401

Please join us to celebrate the life and work of Rocco Armento. 

Rocco Armento (October 25, 1924- December, 30 2011) was an American sculptor and painter associated with the NO! art movement that formed in New York City from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. Called an "American Psycho-Social Phenomenon" and a direct reaction to the restrictive and confirming culture of the McCarthy era, one of the movement's chief instigators, Boris Lurie, described No! art as "coming from the soul of the artist under social neglect, arising out of the slum- neighborhoods of New York."

Armento moved from NYC & homesteded in Woodstock, New York where he lived from 1969 until his death in 2011, making art in his self-built geodesic dome studio. 

His son, Benjamin Armento, has preserved hundreds of the Rocco's sculptures, paintings, and work on paper and currently manages the artist's estate.

"There was no separation for Roc between life, work or art"

This notion is so central to our experience and such an important message for our fast paced modern lives. Rocco's work continues to ask us who we are and what is vital and important?

Rocco leaves us with a legacy and friendship that we both treasure and are honored to be able to share. 

Beverages and light fare to be served.

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