A great Swiss writer Robert Walser said that “Every sensitive person carries in himself old cities enclosed by ancient walls.”
That’s true of Gary Giordano with whom I shared plentyconversations in which we crossed artistic paths: him with his beloved painting and me with acting. That’s also why, I suspect, he had chosen Bushwick as his artistic home. This industrial area sparks imagination that can suddenly create new colors and forms. And there’s a lot of canvas around: bare grey walls of buildings. Air and space are rulers there. You can sense something innovatory being done on every corner. There’s hope and new beginning. All of those elements are also present at Gary’s work. His paintings so vibrant, so Picasso like in theirs grammar.
I admire Gary’s appreciation of creation. It makes him a wonderful teacher to Autistic kids whom he teaches them how to paint. But, I know, he also learns from them. There’s a constant collaboration between Gary and his surroundings, people and other forms of art. Picasso once said: "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child." There’s an enormous, child-like, joy in Giordano’s creative process and it’s visible in his work.
Kasia Glinka--Actress, Writer
“BROOKLYN WORKS” BRINGS URBAN VIBRANCY TO NEW HOPE
Gary Giordano shows in The "A" Space for July.
June 20, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Hope, PA - Colorful abstract paintings reflect the energy of the city and carry its life far outside metropolitan borders. Gary Giordano captures the essence of Brooklyn and New York in his contemporary oils, and brings them to New Hope July 3rd.
Born in Trenton, NJ and raised in Yardley, PA, Gary Giordano has spent a great deal of time studying art locally. After living in Lambertville for a few years, he found himself drawn to, and moved into Brooklyn. The works in this show reflect the past two years he has lived and worked in Bushwick, the art mecca of Brooklyn. He was fascinated by the visual complexities of the city. “This industrial urban landscape has influenced my pallet and compositions. This brick and concrete wasteland of graffiti and telephone wires, this place of abandoned warehouses and what's left of the blue collared, working man's New York, seems to energize and connect with something inside of me.”
Observing the brush strokes and colors used in his, sometimes quite large, canvases can elicit the sounds and smells of the city as one imagines the movement and pulse of the street. “My work is a living process which continues. I experience something visual or emotional, I internalize it and relive it many times, thinking and feeling until I express it through a vocabulary of color, texture, form, line, and action.”
The show will run from July 3-27th with an opening reception from 6-8pm on July 12th. The gallery is open Friday-Sunday 12-5pm or by appointment.
For more information:garygiordanoartist.com firstname.lastname@example.org