Joel Carreiro: Spellbound
Brian Wood: Reagent
March 13 – April 22, 2007
Gallery Talk, and Reception
Thursday, March 15
Joel Carreiro composes his works from bits and pieces of paintings from the Western tradition – usually from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. While his sources are highly representational, the works that emerge are abstract. The narrative content of the original paintings – religious, social, political – is fragmented in the transformation, but continues to inform the meaning of the new work. Joel Carreiro has been based in the New York City area since the mid-1970s. He has taught at Hunter College since 1986 and is currently the director of the MFA program. His work has been shown extensively in New York City, and in LA and Philadelphia. He has also exhibited in England, Germany, and Ireland.
The conjunction of painting/drawing and photography functions as a hinged metal space that opens awareness not possible by using each medium separately. The links between the two media are not based on rational correspondence but rather on connections of emotion and movements of imagination.” Brian Wood
Brian Wood is an artist working with multiple media in New York City. His paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs are exhibited internationally and are held in private and public collections. He has taught at NYU, Fordham, and Sarah Lawrence College, and currently teaches at Hunter College.