The Kirkland and Sault Years (1956-1974)
Project-X Installation Series (2006-2008)
The Kirkland and Sault Years (1956-1974), looks at those events which during this time had a major influence on Mr. Naccarato’s life and art practice.
Mr. Naccarato was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1956, of Italian descent as Giovanni Francesco Naccarato. His parents later anglicized his name to John believing he’d have a better chance of fitting within an English dominated culture and society. As with many Italians, his father had been placed in an internment camp during WW2
Project X – The Bubble Project
The possibility exists for the merging of technology and art, so that the artist and observer both interact within the event, and/or in the creation of the art object.
on Canvas, on Paper
The Bubble Project (2006) is the first piece created for the Project X Installation Series, which was developed during my Bachelor of Arts Degree at Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada (2005-2008).
referencing the Canadian Identity
Selected Works on Canvas and Paper: Between 1993 and 2017, the artist has created over 1000 sketches on paper and canvas using various mediums – lead, ink, charcoal, pastels. Also during this period over 300 oil and acrylic based paintings were created.
Project X – White Rain
What does it mean to be Canadian? There does not seem to exist one absolute criteria that could easily define this nationalistic sentiment. One may inquire into the social, political and historical context of a country; the defining attributes of its people; the significant contributions of its leaders
Project X – Looking Glass
White Rain (2006) is the second piece created for the Project X Installation Series, which I developed during my Bachelor of Arts Degree at Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada (2005-2008).
Untitled (a.k.a. Leonard), Hybrid Sculptural Object, 2010 – 2018
Looking Glass (2006) is the final piece in the the Project X Installation Series, which was developed during my Bachelor of Arts Degree at Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada (2005-2008).
Untitled (a.k.a. Marta), Hybrid Sculptural Object, 2010 – 2018
‘Untitled (aka Leonard)’ was the first Hybrid Sculptural Object, conceived for a series entitled ‘The Limits of Control’ (2009), followed by three other Objects entitled, ‘Untitled (aka Marta’), ‘Holy Cow Television’, and ‘Presence’.
Holy Cow Television (2010-2018)
Untitled (a.k.a. Marta) was developed in relationship to Untitled (a.k.a. Leonard). Each of these Hybrid Sculptural Objects were meant to interact with each other through the syncopated clicking and clanking sounds emitting from their speakers.
Holy Cow Television, is comprised of two skinned TV units, one of which is an integrated TV/VCR combo unit. Both TV units rest on a bare wood skeleton frame. A small plastic cow sits in front of the first TV, and its projected double can be seen on the second TV set just behind it.