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Carlo Fantin: Synesthesia

syn·es·the·sia n. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. Many synesthetes are unaware that their experiences are unusual until later in life when they realize that other people do not perceive things the same way they do. This was definitely the case with Carlo Fantin. It wasn’t until his early 30s, when his wife insisted that letters and numbers do not have colors, that he came to the slow realization that everyone does not see the world the same way that he does. Fantin has always associated colors to numbers, days of the week, people’s names, and even faces. It is the association of faces with colors that inspires this show. He wanted to create a series of cut paper portraits of people using the color that he visualizes when looking at their face.This show transmits the personality of each subject through color and provides a deeper understanding of the artist’s process through the sharing of his thinking and inspiration as he approaches each work. Exhibition runs: June 15-July 22 Reception: Saturday, June 24, 4-6 pm. Artist Talk 4:30 pm First Friday: July 7, 6-9 pm Third Thursday: June 15 and July 20, 6-8 pm