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Angelo Filomeno

Galerie Lelong & Co., New York

Whether it’s a sign of inspiration or of exhaustion, the past decade has witnessed the annexing of various cottage industries by a number of contemporary artists, spawning craft-based practices that are now cottage industries in their own right. Two prominent strains, glassblowing and work that incorporates some kind of sewing, can justifiably lay claim to Angelo Filomeno, and, judging from the group exhibitions listed on his CV, have. But while the Italian-born, New York–based artist comes by these pedigrees more honestly (his mother was a dressmaker, his father a blacksmith, and he began apprenticing with a tailor at age seven) and more seriously (he was employed as a theatrical costumer and completed a residency at Washington State’s Pilchuck Glass School, cofounded by Dale Chihuly) than many, his sights are more expansively set. In the past few years, Filomeno’s exquisitely wrought

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