Marc D’Agusto, Window, 2007. Acrylic, iron oxide, copper oxide on canvas, 36 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Marc D’Agusto’s multilayered work delves into ideas of transformation, renewal, and the passing of time. Using rust, cracks, and fissures in the surface of his work, D’Agusto draws attention to the past while utilizing images of the human body, architectural forms, and space to suggest rebirth and regeneration. He writes, “Like a molting cicada shedding its past life, my work explores traces of history and alludes to new beginnings.”