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13-04_anthony_apesosItalian Meditations: Fragments of History—an exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by Boston-based realist painter Anthony Apesos—opened in the Nesto Gallery on April 5.

The exhibit features nine series of works developed over several decades, derived from different moments of Italian history. Each series reflects both the historical past and moments of the artist’s life. Taken together, these paintings are a metaphor for memory and forgetting. Mr. Apesos says that he has “been repeatedly drawn to Italy, especially to Rome, because it is both the central locus where the argon of the West occurred and the indelible palimpsest of this struggle.”

View photos of the exhibit.

Anthony Apesos is a professor of fine arts at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He studied at Vassar College, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Milton Avery Graduate School of Fine Arts at Bard College. Mr. Apesos was chair of the fine arts department at the Art Institute and founding director of the school’s MFA program in visual arts. He is the author of Anatomy For Artists: A New Approach to Discovering, Learning and Remembering the Body.

The exhibit will run through April 26 in the Gallery, located on the lower level of the Art and Media Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public.