Brett De Palma, Fred Duignan, Steven Van Nort, August, 2021

Works of Brett De Palma, Fred Duignan, Steven Van Nort will be on exhibition at Green Kill for the month of August, 2021.

Works of Brett De Palma, Fred Duignan, Steven Van Nort will be on exhibition at Green Kill beginning Saturday, August 7, 2021 and ending August, 28, 2021.

The opening party is on Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 5 to 7 PM. 

Exhibition hours are from 3-5:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. You may make special appointments by calling 347-689-2323.

Brett De Palma

 My artworks are the residue of my experience; they are witnesses created to reflect their time and place.  They are consciously and unconsciously crafted to mirror the ever-evolving information of my personal perceptions and are tangible reminders of a remembered life for those who come after.

"We rest:  a dream has power to poison sleep.

   We reuse:  one wandering thought pollutes the day.

We feel, conceive, or reason; laugh or weep,

   Embrace fond woe, or cast our cares away;

It is the same; for, be it joy or sorrow,

   The path of its departure is free.

Man's yesterday may ne'er be like his 'morrow;

   Naught may endure, but mutability.

~  Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Fred Duignan

Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies

—Lycidas, John Milton

Slide Puzzle

Nearing the end of this latest incarnation

watching as the hoards

desperately seek the semiotics of survival

 the Earth maintains its distance to another truth

while judging the insistent debate of time.

I am a painter.

After many years of harnessing technique, pursuing picturing, following trends and restating history, I now acquiesce in a secondary role, within my purpose, to the painting’s becoming what it wishes to. Painting is an experience based on the belief in my hand as a channel of the expression hidden in the materials that is unleashed by the painting itself in alignment with my life’s deep psychological underpinnings. 

The uniqueness of the resulting object as itself fully revealed presents the viewer with a complex visual experience resulting in direct personal recognition. Not wishing to break paint’s spirit or subjugate it to my will, I collaborate with the nature of the materials in an automatic approach (real, not surreal) to find our voice. I avoid making art that is burdened by technique, overwhelmed by thought, or crushed by style. 

I graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz and am a past Curator of Contemporary Art at the Paterson Museum in New Jersey as well a former
art critic for COVER, a downtown NYC Arts & Entertainment Magazine.

I began writing poetry as a young man in High School where I was wrongly accused of plagiarizing my first poem. I began publishing as a member of LUNCH, a
poetry group that created a magazine by the same name as a non-student on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, New Jersey. My first published collection of poetry titled Self Portrait as a Cup and Saucer is a collection of verse addressing identity within my life’s drama that “I had to live.”

Steven Van Nort

One is always looking for the balance between curiosity and hope and utter failure.  The vision you try to create uses the logic of a 2-D surface for the 3-d realm.  The desire never ends.  Pushing paint around is a small reward for trying to understand the conflicting dynamic between the 2-D and 3-D realms.  The quest forms the arc.  Sometimes you win, often not.  When you do that’s the art.  When you don’t that’s the process.  Both are integral and crucial for its vitality.