Eugene Arcieri, the Creative Legacy
Dates: Saturday, June 4th – Sunday, July 31
This show has been extended thru July.
Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick, NY
“…the forms are expressions -intended to suggest rather than illustrate a scenario, to stimulate participation and involvement on many levels, a kind of listening with your eyes.”
Eugene Arcieri was born in New York City and started drawing and painting at the age of 10. He attended the Art Students League, studied the Masters in this country and in Italy, painted in the West – Wyoming and Idaho. He returned to New York City and settled in Greenwich Village among artist friends who formed groups and counter groups in the late 1930’’s to 1950’s. During the Depression he worked on the Federal Art’s Project and assisted Philip Guston on a New York World’s Fair mural in 1938. Arcieri exhibited widely in museums and galleries in New York, Washington, DC, the New England States and throughout the US. He was a founding member of the Spiral Group (New York City – 1950’s) and an active member of the Woodstock Artist’s Association (WAAM) where he served on the Board of Directors and as Chairperson of Exhibits in the 1980’s. Arcieri lived in Woodstock, NY from the 1950’s to his death in 2005.
This exhibition focuses on selections from the vast oeuvre of his abstract surrealist canvases, collages and phantasmagorical dioramas.