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Friday, August 30, 2013

Keeting and Grill shows to open at Giampietro Gallery Friday, Sept. 6

Giampietro Gallery—Works of Art
315 Peck St., New Haven, (203) 777-7760
Zachary Keeting: Recent Work
Clare Grill: Steeped
Sept. 6—Oct. 5, 2013.
Reception: Fri., Sept. 6, 5—8 p.m.

Press release from Giampietro Gallery

Fred Giampietro Gallery is pleased to present new work by artists Zachary Keeting and Clare Grill. The two shows will be on view from Sept. 6—Oct. 5, with an opening reception on Fri., Sept. 6, from 5—8 p.m.

Zachary Keeting's abstract paintings are visually compelling and technically unique. His surfaces are constantly in flux: calligraphic gestures, crackled pours, blotted geometries, all whirling around in dynamic organic imbalance. They exhibit a great understanding of color, movement, texture, and composition.

Zachary Keeting: "April (2)"

Keeting received his M.F.A from Boston University and his B.F.A. from Alfred University. Zachary’s work has exhibited extensively throughout New England and New York. Keeting has been awarded many residency and fellowship opportunities including an Artist-in-Residence at VCCA in Amherst, VA, Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, Petrified National Forests in Arizona, Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY, Montana Artist Refuge in Basin, Montana, Santa Fe Art Institute, Pouch Cove in Newfoundland, Canada, Millay colony in Austerlitz, NY, and the Woodstock School of Art in NY.

Clare Grill writes, "My paintings come from a reverence for and curiosity about what's past—mine and everyone’s . . . I make paintings about things fading away. My paintings have an available but perhaps not an obvious logic, like when an image dictates something about the mark, but the mark isn't at the total will of the image. I come to each piece differently, sometimes by looking at my things, or out the window, or at pictures of familiar places, or old drawings, or other times by reading a string of words I’ve copied down somewhere. I mess with the images these thoughts cook up, layering and wearing them away. I've become less concerned with image really, and more with just painting. The image surfaces according to the way the paint looks like it feels to touch."

Grill received her M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute and her B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. In 2011 Clare attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Grill's work has exhibited throughout New England and NY. Clare has accepted many prestigious awards including the Pratt Alumni Award from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Best in Show for the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts curated by Carter Foster. Grill has also participated in AIM 28 Bronx Museum and Aljira, Emerge 9 as well as a residency fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center.

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