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Painter Dean Triolo to Exhibit New Series



Friday, 7 July 2017
Friday, 7 July 2017 - 6:00pm

Painter Dean Triolo to Exhibit New Series:
Expo Art Center’s North Gallery
4321 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807
July 7, 2017

Sander Roscoe Wolff

Mid-career artist Dean Triolo will be exhibiting new and recent series in a solo exhibition at the Expo Arts Center’s North Gallery in Long Beach. The show, curated by the creative team known as Toaster Music, will open on Friday, July 7th at 6:30 pm as part of the monthly First Fridays Long Beach art walk, produced by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association.

The works are abstract and intensely vibrant paintings with stunning detail. According to Triolo, they reflect his long time love of the “passionate colors of the Italian High Renaissance, and the gestural freedom of Impressionism and abstract expressionism.” Through them, he explores the movement and patterns of energy that exist in all things.

Triolo’s work was featured in the Warner Brothers film Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp, and in exhibitions throughout the state. His work is included in the permanent collection of the California Contemporary Art Collection at the California State Capitol Museum, and a ten year retrospective of his work was presented by the Cultural Alliance of Long Beach in 2013.

“I’m really excited to have Dean share his work with the community,” said Sander Roscoe Wolff, co-founder of Toaster Music. “Although we work very hard to present excellent art, it is a rare thing to have work of this caliber featured in a community gallery.” Toaster Music co-founder Sumako said, “I look forward to seeing his paintings bring a light that will touch everyone who experiences them.”

The Expo Arts Center is located at 4321 Atlantic Avenue in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach. The First Fridays Long Beach art walk is a family friendly, all ages, event that includes both sides of Atlantic Avenue from San Antonio Drive on the north to Bixby Road on the south. The event starts at 6 pm and ends at 9:30 pm.

To learn more about Triolo’s work, visit To learn more about First Fridays Long Beach, visit To learn about Toaster Music, follow them at

Artist ( Description ): 

Dean Triolo Selected Exhibition Record


Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA – Group Show – 1995

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA – Group Show – 1996

Prospect of Art – Los Feliz, CA – Solo Show – 2000

Giorgio Santini Gallery of Fine Art, Rosarito Beach, Mexico – Group Show – 2001

Show! Gallery, Long Beach, CA – Solo Show – 2002

Barefoot, West Hollywood, CA – Solo Show – 2002

Santa Monica Fine Arts Studio, Santa Monica, CA – Group Show 2002

Medea Gallery, San Pedro, CA – Group Show – 2002

Barsac, North Hollywood, CA – Solo Show – 2003

Gallery O, Los Angeles, CA- Solo Show- 2004

Sprout Studios, Los Angeles, -Solo Show- 2004

Bakery Art Exhibitions at the Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, CA – Group Show- 2004

MJ Higgins, Los Angeles, CA- Group Show- 2005

Sprout Studios, Los Angeles, CA -Group Show- 2005

Medea Gallery, San Pedro, CA – Group Show- 2005

Risk Press Gallery, West Hollywood, CA – Solo Show – 2006

Designing Blind, A&E TV Show, Featured artist – 2006

Creative Galleries – Los Angeles, CA – Group Show- 2007

Culver City Art Walk, Culver City, CA – Group Show – 2007

Dezart Gallery One, Palm Springs, CA – Group Show- 2007

Art Project Los Angeles, held at Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles, CA 2010

Art Project Los Angeles, held at Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles, CA 2011

In the Flow, Freemont Gallery, South Pasadena, CA – 2011

Point Counterpoint – CALB, Long Beach CA – Group Show – 2013

Radiations – Croatian Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA – Solo Show – April -2013

Dean Triolo – Retrospective 1999-2009, CALB, Long Beach, CA Solo Show – July 2013

Became part of the permanent collection – California Contemporary Art Collection – Calif. State Capitol Museum – Sept 2013

Transcendence – Warner Bros. Movie starring Johnny Depp – 2014

Group Show, Hellada Gallery, Long Beach, CA – 2014

Art Auction XVI,Long Beach Museum of Art,  Long Beach, CA 5-31-2015

Art Project Los Angeles, Bonhams Auction House, Los Angeles, CA 6-6-2015


Dean Triolo Artist Statement


From the time I was a child I have been intrigued with the patterning of light and the interaction of color. In the course of my life path I fell away from any sense of creative freedom, working from what I thought was expected of me. Through the long process of releasing an imposed belief system and replacing it with my own experiences and truths I have become able, emotionally and spiritually to access my child spirit through my adult educated mind.

I am powerfully influenced by the passionate colors of the Italian High Renaissance and the gestural freedom of Impressionism and abstract expressionism. The spirituality of the theories in these genres has also had a great impact on me.

In my work I seek to establish the intricate web between energy and the emotion of its’ rhythmic patterns. Our environment is not as it appears. All things are composed of atomic structure and there is constant movement within this structure. When I see these things, I feel the movement and pattern of this energy. I pull forth the base essence of these energies and distill them down to arrangements of light and texture, their aura. Through my art, I see beyond what is seen.

I am a voice answering, looking into and exploring a space where physics and spirit meet. There is a place where point and line intersect that creates a spiritual nexus. Like Kandinski, I feel the spiritual essence of an object and translate it into a two dimensional plane.

Our world today has become so small, there are no more frontiers. I am trying to show that there is great wonder and beauty in everything still. The frontier we seek is within us, not outside of us. I am working toward showing that there is a deep spiritual connection between us and our world.

The more externally visual a culture we become, the more important it is that there be a visual voice that speaks to the inner experience. I hope that my painting helps people go on an inward journey in their relationship to their world around them.

Venue ( Address ): 

Alternative Art Space

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