Green Kill is very excited to announce the 2020 Green Kill Art Exhibition Program February Exhibition. A selection of works by Al Desetta will be on exhibition from Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, February 29 with an opening celebration on Saturday, February 1 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Best viewing hours are 3 pm to 5 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Green Kill hours are 3 pm – 9 pm Tuesday – Saturday.
The Green Kill February 2020 Exhibition will include Al Desetta, Olivia Hunter, Nina Kossman and John McGiff.
I paint from photographs, many of them family photos dating back as far as the 1950s. My work is not a literal representation of the photos but an interpretation of them and of memory itself. My paintings focus on nuances in expressions and undertones of emotion conveyed by people alone or in groups.
It’s important to me that my paintings prompt a sense of questioning in the viewer, that they disrupt in some way the viewer’s expectations or preconceptions. My work has been called “psychologically taut,” falling somewhere closer on the spectrum to provoking than comforting.
I initially began painting my late sister, who suffered from developmental impairments, in an attempt to explore my relationship with her. I was struck by the open and undisguised expressions and attitudes of people who suffer from disabilities, which prompted my exploration of this subject matter. This led me to consider pushing the boundaries of what we define as “normal,” as my work goes beyond any category of people to explore those moments in our lives when the unstated and the unguarded rise to the surface in our interactions.
The scenes are lively, the people are engaged. The paint handling reflects the subject matter; the boundaries that define what is real and normal are not challenged by literal, descriptive realism. The openness of both the narrative and the paint handling leads the viewer to question what is being depicted, both figuratively and emotionally.
All my paintings are oil on canvas.
Green Kill is a multi-use performance space dedicated to a diverse and growing creative community. Green Kill’s mission is to create artistic opportunities through peer to peer organization of talented and dedicated visual, performing and literary artists.
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Green Kill is a handicapped accessible exhibition performance Space located at 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, New York, 12401, firstname.lastname@example.org, open Tuesday to Saturday from 3 pm to 9 pm, with a selection of events on Sundays. Green Kill is closed on national holidays. The phone number is 1(347)689-2323. For the event schedule please visit http://greenkill.org/events. Exhibition viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 3-5 PM or you may make a special appointment by contacting email@example.com or phoning 347-689-232