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January 9, 2016 - February 20, 2016
Artists Reception is Saturday, January 9th, 6-8pm
Fred Giampietro Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition works by artists Power Boothe, Anoka Faruqee, Will Lustenader, Gary Stephan, Robert Storr, Blinn Jacobs, Celia Johnson and Don Voisine.
It was 1968 and the first day of New Geometry at Cheshire High School. The teacher passed out the textbook, informing students that a new one was on order and would arrive soon. The old textbook, from the 1950's with it’s solid maroon cover, seemed daunting, having more information than anyone could ever learn. Nerves were heightened with the arrival of this “new” version. It had a jazzy green and pink cover and was full of hard-edged 1960's graphics and color. It soon became clear, that although this new book was teaching the same lessons, it was presenting a fresh perspective. While the rigor was still present, there was a degree of levity that seemed to open a door. “New Geometry” is inspired by those first few days of New Geometry in 1968.
Power Boothe, Anoka Faruqee, Will Lustenader, Gary Stephan, Robert Storr, Blinn Jacobs, Celia Johnson and Don Voisine all share a fresh perspective of geometric abstraction through their individual vocabulary. Each of these artists, while acknowledging work that preceded them, is cracking the door open to a new audience.