Contemporary Realist Vincent Giarrano’s new solo show “Vincent Giarrano: Life in the City” will set the stage for the 2015 season at Haynes Galleries in Thomaston. The exhibition will present a variety of scenes from daily urban life, captured intimately and with a discerning eye. It opens Thursday, July 2 and continues through Saturday, August 8 at 91 Main Street in Thomaston, with an opening reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the evening of July 2. The show is also presented in conjunction with “Roger Dale Brown: Maine Light.” Both exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
The upcoming show is a perfect fit to open the summer season at Haynes Galleries. At the heart of Giarrano’s work are seemingly ordinary moments from everyday life in New York City that appeal on an emotional level. Giarrano sees the natural, simple narratives in scenes like a woman locking up her shop for the night or indulging in an afternoon nap and captures them on canvas.
While he currently lives in rural Connecticut, Giarrano is a former NYC resident and has a profound understanding of the city’s appeal, its energy, and its quieter side. He tries to capture his subjects during those quieter moments when he believes they have let their guard down. He sets his figures in their own homes & neighborhoods and surrounds them with their own belongings. “I don’t manipulate the environment too much. I like to paint their things— they speak volumes about the person,” says Giarrano.
For more information, call (615) 430-8147 or (207) 354-0605, or visit www.haynesgalleries.com.