Marco Sassone Studio has the pleasure of inviting you to the Canadian Premiere of the artist’s landmark exhibition Home on the Streets: January 24 – April 21, 2019. The opening reception will take place at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at Columbus Centre in Toronto on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Artist in attendance.
From 1990 to 1994 Sassone completely immersed himself in the homeless population of San Francisco. He learned about their lives and the different routes they took to end up on the streets. Out of this journey came this collection of deeply personal paintings and drawings, which remind us of both the humanity and anonymity of these individuals, whom we pass every day on our sidewalks.
Home on the Streets opened at the Museo Italo-Americano in San Francisco in 1994, travelling to Los Angeles in 1996, and Florence, Italy in 1997. In the years that followed, Sassone’s relationship with the homeless never ended, bringing them back into his work time and time again.
The current exhibition Home on the Streets that will be installed at the Columbus Centre includes a total of 54 artworks many of which executed by the artist over the past 25 years.