UConn Stamford Art Gallery Board was pleased to announce its 9th Annual Juried Fine Art Photography Show in the Art Gallery. Over 70 photographs were on display from over 30 area photographers. The Gallery showcased photographs across 5 categories from amateur and professional photographers. Fine art photos in black & white or color were viewed in the following categories: People and Portraits, Landscapes and City Scenes, Animals, Pictures That Tell a Story, Other Artistic and Creative Expressions.
UConn Stamford Art Gallery Board would have been pleased to announce Peter Ciccariello’s work. But do to an unforeseen occurrence he was not able to display his inspiring art. Ciccariello is an outlier, whose adoption of 3D modeling, points to a social change in praxis for language artist.
Rachel’s work is about memory. She grew up in New England and most of her pieces are inspired by aspects of the landscape that stood out to her as a child. Rachel is interested in the discrepancy between what we experience and how we remember it; the way we take a specific moment and turn it into an abstract memory. Her landscapes depict places, as they exist in her mind’s eye, as a collection of key colors, or a memorable silhouette. She aims to capture an essence or mood, rather than a detailed rendering.
Scene by Two brings together two colorist painters, Donald Rainville and Malu Tan. While with very different visual results, both artists showcase their interpretation of the landscape, having particular focus on the unwavering beauty and majesty of trees.
Pattern in Motion is a series of paintings manifested in a variety of painting media: some in oil, some in acrylic, some on loose canvas, some on traditionally stretched canvas, some on canvas board, some with collaged elements such as recycled sewing pattern tissue paper or handmade paper. Balancing on that almost indefinable point between recognizable subject matter and complete abstraction, these paintings use pattern in a new way—not as repetitive marks that emphasize the surface of an object, but in a nonrepetitive, evocative mode in which the patterns evolve, change, move, dance to discover the shapes they create. The result can be ambiguous, with emotional resonance of motion, stillness, and intensity.