This is the first curated solo exhibition by local artist Domenic Esposito, which kicks off with an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 7 at the Piano Craft Gallery. The exhibition runs from Jan 7-30, 2022.
Back in 2018, Domenic achieved national attention through his massive opioid spoon sculptures placed in front of the headquarters of major pharmaceutical giants, making a statement on behalf of all those deeply affected by this national epidemic. He also founded the Opioid Spoon Project to help seek legal justice and bring voice to the destructive effects of opioid addiction on people from all walks of life.
Domenic's most recent work to be displayed at this show, reflects the devastation of opioid addiction, as well as coping with loss, recovery and finding hope. As part of this exhibition month, there will also be a lecture series with leading artists, academics and notable individuals that have a connection to Domenic’s art and activism. For more information visit https://domenicesposito.com
– Sunday, Jan. 16 meditation expert, Paula Reardon-Webster, will discuss the practice of mindfulness (1-2pm).
– Friday, Jan. 21 the Opioid Spoon Project will host a fundraiser event (5-9pm).
– Saturday, Jan. 22, noted journalist and author Sam Quinones, will discuss his latest book The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth, which follows his previous book, the New York Times bestseller Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, (2-3pm).
– Sunday, Jan. 23, Domenic will conduct a 2D Art with 3D Sculpture Workshop, co-sponsored by New England Sculptors Association (NESA). (2-3pm).
– Thursday, Jan. 27, Exploring Art Therapy, to discuss the healing power of art, featuring Antonella Pirone, PHD, Director of Translational Pharmacology at Caesura Tx, SLP fellow and Alicia Ventura, Director of Special Projects & Research, Office-Based Addiction Treatment Program (OBAT) at Boston Medical Center. Sponsored by Professionisti Italiani a Boston (PIB), (6-8pm).
– Saturday, Jan. 29, Artist Talk with Domenic Esposito and Vox Clamantis Curator Diana Lada L’Henaff (6-7pm).