In the galleries at Hygienic Art...
That's The Story
Show Dates: March 24 - April 21, 2012
Inspiration abounds through the layers of stories, experiences, tales, memories, hauntings, traces of the past, covered and uncovered, all revealed through the paintings, drawings, collage and photography of four exceptional artists.
Patricia Carrigan, East Granby, CT
Karen Cappotto, Provincetown, MA
Susan Parish, Quaker Hill, CT
Carl Dimitri, Providence, RI
Hygienic Art Galleries
79-83 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320
Gallery Hours: Thursday 11–3, Friday 11–6, Saturday 11-6, Sunday 12–3
PATRICIA CARRIGAN is a painter and mixed media artist from East Granby, Connecticut. Patricia has exhibited her paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces since 1990 in several solo, group, national, and juried exhibitions both nationally and throughout the Northeast.
Ms. Carrigan received her Master of Fine Arts degree from The University of Connecticut at Storrs in 1994 in Painting and Drawing and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York in 1982 in Painting and Art Education. Themes explored throughout her work include memory and personal storytelling, Irishfamily histories, and people’s obsession with physical appearance and body image.
Patricia has been awarded numerous grants including a Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont and two Studio Grants from The Greater Hartford Arts Council. She is a 2002, 2004, and 2010 Recipient of An Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Patricia is a Ballinglen Fellow of The Ballinglen Arts Foundation / Artists in Rural Ireland, County Mayo, Ireland. She received a Ballinglen Artist Residency Fellowship to Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland in 2005 and returned to Ballycastle in 2007 for a second artist residency.
In addition to her studio work Patricia is an Assistant Professor of Visual Fine Arts Department at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut.
KAREN CAPPOTTO works primarily in her Provincetown studio where she has been a resident since 1988. She had also worked in studios in Ireland and Italy. Cappotto is a painter and makes collages layered with paint, graphite and ink. Her paintings are made with oil paint on canvas and wood panels. Originally from Syracuse, Cappotto studied at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Boston College, Oxford University and at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her work is in various public and private collections including PAAM and she has received multiple awards and prizes for her mixed media constructions. Recently she was awarded joint first prize in the 2010 international Picture Works Competition in Ireland. In March 2011 she was included in a three-person exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association & Museum titled, 'Beyond Surface'. In October 2011 Cappotto received a grant for painting from the LOWF foundation. Her Peg + Dick line of images and objects for the home is currently being featured by Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams. http://www.karencappotto.com/
SUSAN PARISH is a photographer who lives in Quaker Hill, CT. Retiring, after a 32 year career as a high school art teacher she continues to teach part – time. She also is a co-owner of All Taken Care Of. Home Organization Services. Her work has changed from being film based to fully digital. Images are processed through Photoshop® and printed on an Epson 3800 printer. Subject matter includes work from yearly trips to Mexico as well as themes such as bathrooms, things in 3, text and white. Susan is an Elected Artist at the Mystic Art Center, a member of The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, an Elected Artist and past President of the Norwich Art Center Coop Gallery.
CARL DIMITRI moved from Providence to Los Angeles to play music in the early 90s. Three years later, he moved to England to study literature at the University of Essex. In 2000, he returned to Providence to write and paint. He published a novel and some short stories at this time, but painting became increasingly dominant. It had a way of taking everything over and of containing all of the abstractions, rhythms and forms he found in music and writing. Dimitri received the 2012 Fellowship in Painting from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.