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September 9, 2017 - October 7, 2017 

Opening Reception is Saturday, September 9, 6-8pm

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June 10, 2017 - July 22, 2017 

Opening Reception Saturday, June 10, 6-8pm

Fred Giampietro gallery is pleased to bring together the works of Becca Lowry, Jane Miller, and Elana Herzog.  Each of these three artists practice deconstruction-reconstruction techniques in their respective works. They all use found and off-the-shelf materials yet the final outcome is transformative and firmly rooted in the Gestalt theory.

Becca Lowry, New Haven, Connecticut-based artist Becca Lowry creates elaborate mixed-media works combining carved and collaged wood, oil and spray paint. Situated somewhere between sculpture and painting, the works have a three-dimensional quality that is intended to make them feel like precious objects. “As humans we have a tendency to hold on to special things,” Lowry says. “We collect objects that have particular meaning to us, we guard beautiful memories as best we can, we return to places that feel like home.” She explores similar themes in works on paper, by creating pastel rubbings from her more sculptural works.

Lowry received her BA in Economics with a certificate in African Studies from Smith College in North Hampton, MA. Lowry’s work has been exhibited throughout New England and can be found in many prestigious private collections. 

Jane Miller lives and works in the New Haven area. She creates mixed-media textile sculptures through the manipulation of found and rescued fabrics. In a recent statement, Miller describes her current body of work as, " . . . embracing sculpting methods using textiles from sustainable recycling of cloth, fiber and found objects. I combine weaving, wrapping, felting and hand sewing in abstract whimsical sculptures or large cocoon like amulets of variant sizes. Though domestic in nature it has little or nothing to do with domesticity other than a nod to materials used by women who craft out of an affiliation with these materials or the obsessive nature of crafted textile arts I embrace the spastic and weirdly beautiful combinations to cast aside tradition as much as possible . . . My work is less theoretical than just about making."

Miller received her MFA from the University of Illinois and her BFA from the University of Iowa. Miller’s work has been exhibited throughout New England and New York and is represented in a number of respected private and public collections including Sol Lewitt, Universtiy of Wisconsin, and the Evansville Art Museum. Miller has been awarded a number of grants, honors and residencies including the Kenyon College Faculty Research Grant, the NEA City/State Initiative Grant, a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, the MacDowell Colony, and the St. Andrew’s-Sewanne School.

Elana Herzog lives and works in New York City. She is a recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Herzog has had solo exhibitions a the Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Studio 10 in Bushwick, New York, The Boiler(Pierogi), in Brooklyn, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut; Smack Mellon in New York; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University; Lmak Projects and Morgan Lehman Gallery, and PPOW Gallery in New York City Diverseworks in Houston, Texas. De-Warped and Un-Weft, a survey of Herzog’s work since 1993, was at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Missouri in 2009. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Norway, Sweden and Iceland, Canada, Chile and the Netherlands, and she has participated in numerous group shows at institutions such as the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York, the Weatherspoon Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Kohler Museum in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, David Castillo Gallery in Miami, and at The Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Arts and Design New York City.

Herzog has been awarded residencies at the Albers Foundation, in Bethany, Connecticut, Søndre Green Farm in Noresund, Norway, Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne, Australia, the Farpath Foundation in Dijon, France, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, LMCC Workspace and Dieu Donne Paper in New York. She received the Anonymous Was A Woman Award in 2009, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in 2007, NYFA Fellowships in 2007 and 1999, the 2004 Lillian Elliot Award, the 2003 Lambent Fund Fellowship and the 1999 Joan Mitchell Award. She was a lecturer at Yale University from 2012 - 2016.



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June 3, 2017 

Sweet Spot Series: Coming together for conversation around music, art, and the written word

Event begins at 2pm  A music performance by Libby Van Cleve (Oboe) and an artist talk with Chris Barnard & Michael Angelis

Libby Van Cleve  is described as "expert" by the Washington Post, "dazzling" by the San Francisco Chronicle, and "absolutely exquisite” by Paris Transatlantic, Libby Van Cleve's most extreme epithet was from the Hartford Courant which dubbed her "the double reed queen of the new music world." Libby Van Cleve is recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of chamber and contemporary music for the oboe. Her solo playing is featured on the New Albion, CRI, Aerial, and Centrediscs CD labels. Her solo English horn and oboe d'amore performances are featured on the internationally acclaimed CD "Dark Waters," music by Ingram Marshall. In addition Ms. Van Cleve performs regularly with chamber music groups including the Connecticut Reed Trio and Burning Bush Baroque.

Chris Barnard was born in New York, NY. He currently lives and works in New Haven, CT. He received his BA from Yale University, and his MFA from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA. Barnard questions the role of painting in the face of social unrest and ecological and political crisis.

Michael Angelis' early paintings unsettle the conventions of landscape and urban painting, focusing on fleeting moments of infrastructural development rather than sublime natural scenery or monumental architecture. Angelis frequently depicts construction sites in transition, an interest that developed out of his watching the radical transformation and redevelopment of the urban landscape near his studio in New Haven, Connecticut. The artist strikes a balance between the order and chaos of a site, rendering the rigid concrete structures in careful detail while allowing the scale of the unfinished infrastructure to overwhelm his canvases.