Spring Never Falls is a universal narrative about overcoming obstacles thrown at us for simply being ourselves. Through the course of our lives, we overcome these obstacles and move on. Spring Never Falls reminds us that regardless of the obstacles that life throws at us, we can overcome those obstacles & thrive.
“This piece is my personal spin on the ugly ducking story. It’s about looking back at those who tried to put you down, knowing you’ll rise above them and just looking back with a content smile.With some of us it just takes a little more time.” –JeanPaul Mallozzi
The original work was very large (39.5″ x 95″) and was made with graphite, watercolor, acrylic, and iridescent paint. Mallozzi donated Spring Never Falls to support Reading Queer’s mission to establish Miami as a center for queer literature and to raise matching funds for its Knight Arts Challenge Grant. This archival print is signed, numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from JeanPaul Mallozzi.
About the Artist: JeanPaul Mallozzi was born and raised in Queens, New York and received a scholarship to attend the Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD). He graduated with B.F.A in Illustration. Recently, his work was exhibited and auctioned at the Long Beach Museum of Art and on view at the Miami Projects tent during Art Basel Miami. His solo exhibition entitled kN0B0DY was shown at the 101/Exhibit gallery in Miami’s design district. His works have previously been exhibited in New York, Washington D.C. and London. He has been featured by BL!SSS magazine, Catapult Magazine, Wonderland Magazine, Beautiful/Decay, and Carpaccio’s Guide Vol.6 of emerging artists. Find out more @ www.jeanpaulmallozzi.com.
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About Reading Queer: RQ seeks to establish Miami as a center for queer literature through a literary salon series, creative writing workshops led by nationally and locally recognized queer writers, public readings during a one week festival and an online literary journal. Reading Queer is open to all writers who create hybrid, genre-bending works that address queer identity. Reading Queer is partially funded by a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Knight Arts Challenge Grant.
About the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes journalism excellence worldwide and invests in the vitality of communities in the United States where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers. Knight Foundation invests in ideas and projects that can lead to transformational change.