Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

Paint-out on Thursday, April 13, Guilford Green, and show announcement
Hi, everyone,
I'm working on the schedule for this spring and summer, but in the meantime, we can meet on the Guilford Green, the usual time, 9 am to noon, or whatever time you want to arrive.

An announcement from our painting friend Jay Bright: He has a show at the Da Silva Gallery, 897 Whalley Avenue, New Haven (parking in the rear lot) which is open Wed to Sat 10-5. The show runs from April 8 until April 29.

He will be showing two contrasting projects “Fauvism & Flags”, one started in 2005 and ended in 2012 inspired by Andre Derain's paintings of London. His paintings started as watercolors in a small sketch book, then were digitally enlarged and heavily overlaid with gouache, more watercolors, and pastels. Bright then made even larger paintings, adding "improbable" details, intense color juxtapositions, to create a hyper-homage, deeply personal texture.

In contrast to these paintings, Bright will also be hanging a series featuring the American flag, begun on Memorial Day in 2000. What started as a meditation of the role of Bright's father as a leader of a bomb demolition squad turned civil servant for the army has become an exploration of the current political climate. 

Hope to see you on the Green on Thursday,

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