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Brian Cirmo @ the Mercer Gallery

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02/27/2020
Mercer Gallery, 4-114

  • February 27–March 26, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

For the past two decades, Brian Cirmo has traveled throughout the country visiting museums, large cities, small towns, national parks, civil war battlefields, assassination sites, graveyards, and national monuments. He is also a lifelong student of American music, as well as a glutton for American history, literature, western painting, film, comic strips, and cartoons. According to the artist, “These interests and practices are harvested and used within my process to create an intertextuality in the paintings.”

Using western painting, literature, popular culture, personal memories, and personal aesthetics as sources, Cirmo’s paintings encapsulate and examine characteristics of the human condition, such as life and death, love and loss, evolution and creationism, comedy and tragedy, fame and anonymity, conflict and harmony, and morality and immorality.

Cirmo lives and works in Albany and Syracuse, New York, and is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Onondaga Community College.

Opening Reception parking provided in Lot F.
Free and open to the public.

SPONSOR: Visual and Performing Arts Dept. and the Creative Arts Council
CONTACT: Kathy Farrell, kfarrell@monroecc.edu