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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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