“Dining,” a solo exhibition by Dan Graziano, will be on display at Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery in Portland for the month of February. A Wine Opening Reception, during Portland First Friday Art Walk, takes place on Friday, February 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The theme for this collection of recent paintings is cafe, kitchen and restaurant. Portland restaurants allowed Graziano access to their kitchens and dining rooms for a two-day photoshoot. Come see his interpretation in luscious oil renditions.
Graziano is an award winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life. His work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, and is in the collections of private and corporate collectors.
His artistic vision began taking shape in the 60’s, during America’s explosive political, cultural and artistic awakening. Graziano’s first formal training focused on advertising and illustration, but a career opportunity in architecture and urban planning altered his original direction.
When he returned to painting, he was drawn to the rich complexity of the urban landscape – inspired by Edward Hopper and other urbanist painters. As an accomplished blues guitarist (his other great passion), he found the city streets, time worn buildings and multiple layers of decay and repair a visual parallel to the spirit and culture of the music.
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery is located at 48 Free Street in the heart of Portland’s art district. For more information, please visit http://www.rouxandcyrgallery.com/Home.html or call 207- 576-7787