Carmelo Arnoldin: Africa

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Carmelo Arnoldin

Africa

Woven Recycled Aluminium Strips

55" X 31" X 2"

2007

The woven aluminum tapestry Africa is a reference to the patterns that use fractals and which the Africans have used for centuries. It is a pattern that repeats itself at different scales. Africans have used it in textile designs, sculptures, architecture, hairstyles and more. In our time computer scientists in all aspect of image making use fractals. The past is merged with the future as a way of understanding the world. Carmelo Arnoldin’s first exhibit took place at Mercer Union in 1984. He has since shown his work at Garnet Press Gallery, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Christian Chassay Gallery in Montreal, Art Gallery of Mississauga, The Koffler Gallery, The Hamilton Art Gallery, Mount Allison University Gallery, Mocca, Kunsthalle Erfourt Germany, Fax Mouvenment in France, The Art Gallery of Tangshan in China, and various other galleries in Canada, the United States, and Italy. He has completed a commission for Teknion Furniture Systems LTD. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the concept drawings for the Living Sculpture Research Centre for the Université du Québec a Trois-Riviére, Québec. He has also been a finalist in a number of public art commissions; one for the Centre Hospitalier Du St.-Eustache, St. Eustache, Québec, and one for the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization) and the city of Québec. Since 1987 Arnoldin has been a painting, sculpture, and historical techniques professor in the Art and Art History, a collaborative B.A. Program between Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and the University of Toronto at Mississauga.