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Monday, November 04, 2013

Two shows open at Giampietro Gallery on Friday, Nov. 8

Giampietro Gallery—Works of Art
315 Peck St., New Haven, (203) 777-7760
Melissa Brown: Gertrude's Nose
Elisa Lendvay: Moon of the Moon
Nov. 8—Dec. 21, 2013.
Reception: Fri., Nov. 8, 5—8 p.m.

Press release from Giampietro Gallery

Fred Giampietro Gallery is pleased to present new work by artists Melissa Brown and Elisa Lendvay. The two shows will be on view from Nov. 8—Dec. 21, with an opening reception on Fri., Nov. 8, from 5—8 p.m.

Melissa Brown describes in a recent statement that the subject of her works are not to create a dutiful representation of the place being depicted. Brown is instead interested in exploring the formal possibilities of stencil, airbrushing, and graphic techniques to express moments of escape, fantasy and other worldly versions of reality with the hopes of making multiple views and multiple moments of time apparent. In this body of work, Melissa's imagery is in response to the Gertrude's Nose trail loop in Minnewaska State Park, NY.

Melissa Brown: "Facing West"

Melissa received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA from Yale University. Her work has been shown throughout the Untied States and Canada.

Elisa Lendvay explains that her sculptures and paintings arrive out of a haptic sensibility. Through a combination of combined and often found objects she explores and creates forms that lyricize the internal dynamics of a given space, moment, or place. She seeks to elucidate movement and capture corporeal motion—forms on the verge of collapse or convergence within a specified space or landscape.

Elisa Lendvay: "Somniloquy"

Elisa received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin and her M.F.A. from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. Her work has been exhibited Nationally and Internationally.

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Upcoming shows at West Cove galleries in West Haven

West Cove Studio Gallery
30 Elm St., West Haven, (203) 627-8030
Kevin Harty: Gravity Captured
Nov. 8—Dec. 7, 2013 in the Studio Gallery.
Reception: Fri., Nov. 8, 5—7 p.m.
Stephen Rodriguez: Pursuing Form
Nov. 16—Dec. 14, 2013 in A-Space Gallery.
Reception: Sat., Nov. 16, 5—7 p.m.

Press release from A-Space Gallery

The Studio Gallery at West Cove studio presents Gravity Captured, an exhibit of work by Kevin Harty. The show will be on view ("by chance or appointment") from Nov. 8 through Dec. 7. There is a reception on Fri., Nov. 8, from 5—7 p.m.

Kevin Harty: "Teslament"

A-Space Gallery presents Pursuing Form, an exhibition of work by potter Stephen Rodriguez. The show will be on view ("by chance or appointment") from Nov. 16 through Dec. 14 with a reception Sat., Nov. 16, from 5—7 p.m.

Stephen Rodriguez: "Vase"

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Wait for the "Punchline": Opening reception Sat. at Institute Library

The Institute Library
847 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 562-5045
Nov. 9—27, 2013.
Reception: Sat., Nov. 9, Noon—2 p.m.

Press release from Stephen Vincent Kobasa

Curated by Kevin Daly, Punchline explores the use of humor in abstraction through the work of 13 artists who employ playful processes or formal languages. The exhibition is less self-consciously concerned with relevance and criticality than with the presence of the whimsical.

Karen Schifano: "Pirate"

The show features works by Stephen Westfall, Andrew Small, Suzan Shutan, Karen Schifano, Grant Wiggins, Richard Roth, Taro Suzuki, Insook Hwang, Sue Post, Roland Orepuk, Andy Cunningham, Inna Babaeva and Cary Smith.

Punchline is on view from Nov. 9—27. There is an opening reception Sat., Nov. 9, from noon to 2 p.m.

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