March/April Exhibition Closing Party, April 30 4-6 PM, Green Kill
The closing party for the exhibition of Tom Corrado, Deirdre Day, Franc Palaia is on Sunday April 30, 4-6 PM. Please come and celebrate these three unique artists.
There will be a closing party for the exhibition of Tom Corrado, Deirdre Day, Franc Palaia on Sunday April 30, 4-6 PM. Please come and celebrate these three unique artists.
Your last chance to see this very unique and inspiring exhibition.
Exhibition hours are from 3-5:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. You may make special appointments by calling 347-689-2323. ( Green Kill now has a Google Nest Doorbell on the side of the door to the left of the Gallery. If you come and for some reason the door to the gallery is locked or the curtains are drawn, which sometimes the case when live stream equipment in the main gallery space, simply ring the doorbell. The ring goes right to the phone of the administrator. You should receive a response promptly in most cases. )
Applying paint to a surface is for me magical. How loading a brush or
palette knife can jumpstart and direct the process. I use acrylic paint
exclusively, scrubbing, scraping, scratching, or removing paint, spraying it
with water to extend its life. I push paint not to represent anything or
make meaning but simply to engage and explore the act, to play with
indeterminacy, with abstraction, with pictures of nothing, thereby better
inviting the collaboration of the viewer into the experience of a painting.
Deirdre’s collage work is often itself a collage of collages. In “Blues” she has created a wall of blueness each individual painting contributing to the effect of individuals within a whole. Like a mosaic of canvases unified by their color she explores the variousness of one color (but a host of hues).
Franc Palaia, Wall Works
My works begin as large scale archival color photo prints, the images are murals, walls, posters, street art and graffiti taken from numerous cities and countries such as Italy, France, China, Germany, (Berlin Wall), Cuba, the U.S. among others. I mount the prints onto a variety of supports such as Cement Board, Sheetrock and large slabs of Polystyrene. I adhere the prints to the substrates then paint, (some in fresco), collage, tear, cut, spray and sandpaper the surface of the prints to create real texture as you would see on an actual wall. The finished works simulate the final result of physically ripping pieces of masonry out of urban buildings. I also add 3D found objects to the surfaces, such as wood, rusted metal, plastic tubing, etc. to enhance the sculptural quality of the pieces. Their scale range from small and intimate to real life human scale up to 16 feet.