The UConn Stamford Art Gallery is pleased to present the art works of Monique Luchetti and James Mullen, entitled “STILL” The exhibit will show from September 8th through October 16th 2014. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, September 10th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public.
With the Fall season bringing change in the natural world, these two artists bring attention to our surroundings through their art. Monique Luchetti uses oversized birds to represent the impending mass extinction in the plant and animal world. Her unique drawings draw questions from the viewers with the hope to inspire awareness. Her focus on birds is drawn from her fascination of bird skins collected from amateurs and professionals and presented in various museums. Monique is a visual artist from Brooklyn, NY, and has exhibited her works nationally and internationally.
James Mullen’s paintings show exquisite landscapes and scenery that reminisce his rural childhood. His work focuses on the ability of something as simple as light to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. He also focuses on the relationship between photography and paintings and the roles they play in our experiences. His inspiration is drawn from his belief that the landscape is a natural vessel for ideas and states of mind. James is currently the Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Bowdoin College, ME and has been studying art for more than 30 years and has received numerous awards for his works