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Friday, April 26, 2013

Two shows open Friday, May 3, at Giampietro Gallery

Giampietro Gallery—Works of Art
315 Peck St., New Haven, (203) 777-7760
Valerie Brennan: No Chance of Rain
Joseph Fucigna: Ebb and Flow
May 3—June 1, 2013.
Reception: Fri., May 3, 5—8 p.m.
Artist's Talk with Joseph Fucigna: Sat., May 18, 2 p.m.

Press release from Giampietro Gallery

Fred Giampietro Gallery is pleased to present new work by artists Valerie Brennan and Joseph Fucigna. The two shows will be on view from May 3 through Jun. 1, with an opening reception on Fri., May 3, from 5—8 p.m.

Valerie Brennan is an Irish artist based in Madrid and Cyprus. For Brennan every panel is an adventure in paint. The images are often the result of a struggle between the artist and her materials. Her work is rooted in the physical act of painting itself, exploring its natural process.

Valerie Brennan: "Animal;, Vegetable, Mineral III"

Brennan received her degrees from the Cyprus College of Art in Lemba, Paphos and the Limerick College of Art and Design in Ireland. She has exhibited widely internationally including solo exhibitions in Mexico City and with The Apocalypse Gallery in Nicosia, Cyprus. Most recently her work has been exhibited in Amsterdam and London. She is the author of Studio Critical blog. Valerie has been awarded with an Exhibition bursary for the 2009 Florence Biennale and was sponsored by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.

Through experimentation, play and innovation Joseph Fucigna creates sculptures and ink paintings that are known for their power to transform materials, inventiveness and odd but suggestive subject matter. He is a multi-media artist whose work is rooted in process, play and the innate qualities of the materials used. The work is not so much about the narrative as it is about the experience of the process, the materials used and how they express themselves.

Joseph Fucigna: "Plastic Mound"

Fucigna received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in NY and his Bachelors of Fine Art from Alfred University. Fucigna’s work has been exhibited throughout Connecticut and NY. Joseph awarded many prestigious awards including the Molly and Albert Jacobson Award for Sculpture, the Amidar Award, and the Individual Artist Grant from the CT Commission on the Arts.

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