ZACHARY KEETING seven piece sextet
September 14 - October 18, 2019
Opening Reception is Saturday, Sept. 14th, 6-8pm
Fred Giampietro Gallery is pleased to present the recent work of Zachary Keeting in an exhibition titled, "seven piece sextet"
In a recent statement Keeting explains that his most recent works that his, "paintings are improvisational, but I build them up slowly, over many weeks. They are orchestrated part-to-part. The paintings had, for a long time, looked like collage. My challenge today is to make the arrangements as organic as possible, to roil with flux. My hand is more unbridled when I look away from the surface. This gestural tactic is counterbalanced by thoughtful, compositional strategies. My work is anchored in opposing forces: slow stable shapes, and the whirling energy that courses in and around them. Color is a disorderly choir. Restraints are often imposed on the color. I have tried, most recently, to make the colors smolder."
Zachary Keeting was born in Germany. Keeting lives and works in the New Haven area. He received his BFA from Alfred University in 1995, and his MFA from Boston University in 1998. He has shown his work in group and solo exhibitions nationally (New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Boston) and internationally (Ottawa and Dusseldorf). Keeting has participated in numerous residency programs including Yaddo, The Millay Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and The Santa Fe Art Institute. He was the recipient of The Connecticut Office of the Arts Fellowship in 2012, and an Amici Scholarship in 2006. He has been reviewed in Art in America and other online publications. He co-founded Gorky’s Granddaughter (an interview project) in 2010 with Christopher Joy. He co-founded Improvised Showboat (a curatorial endeavour) in 2014 with Lauren Britton. He currently teaches painting at The Educational Center for the Arts.
Fred Giampietro Gallery is located across the street from the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art, less than 1 mile from interstate I-91 and Union Railroad Station at 1064 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06510. Gallery hours are Wednesday –Friday11am – 4pm and Saturday by chance or appointment. The gallery will be open by appointment only September 25 - October 4. For more information please call the Gallery at (203) 777-7760
To be announced soon . . .