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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thursday opening at Hull's on Whitney in New Haven

Hull's One Whitney
1 Whitney Ave.., New Haven, (203) 907-0320
Essence and Artifact
Feb. 12β€”Mar. 19, 2009.
Opening reception: Thurs., Feb. 12, 5β€”8 p.m.

Press release

Two area artists, Silas Finch and Michael Shapcott will display their work at an upcoming show at Hull's Fine Framing & Gallery located at One Whitney Avenue in New Haven. The show is open to the public and will run Feb. 12 through March 19, 2009. The opening reception is scheduled for Thurs., Feb. 12, 5β€”8 p.m. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.β€”6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mr. Finch is an artist who creates with manufactured objects; fragments, pieces, parts, and objects adrift, no longer possessing a definite identity. His work gives such objects a new identity and reconnects them to something whole. Silas finds inspiration where most people would not consider looking for beauty: in junk yards, vacant lots, and alleys. Using only his hands, he prefers the process of positioning and repositioning the parts until they achieve a natural union.

Mr. Shapcott is an artist from central Connecticut who began drawing at an early age and works in a highly charged mix of dream imagery and folklore in graphite and oil. He attended Paier College of Art in Hamden. His first solo show was at The Tiffany Smith Gallery in Johnstown, New York featuring his 3 Circle Series. Emotional responses to visual experiences and symbols from dream imagery and folklore tainted with a mixture of memory, perception and imagination are the major inspirations and elements used in Michael's work.

"The show will focus on the two artistic journeys of these unique artists; one concrete and one ethereal," commented Barbara Hawes, Gallery Manager. Hull's Fine Framing & Gallery is a part of the Hull's Art Supply & Framing family of suppliers based in New Haven since 1947.

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