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Joseph Laurro - Recent Painting

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Mercer Gallery, Brighton Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. 12, Room 114

April 5 - May 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 / 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Thursday, April 12, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.

Laurro’s work was featured by Rachel Thomas, the Senior Curator of the
Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), and by Chief Curator Rebecca Wilson
in Saatchi Art collections, and Brooklyn Independent Media (BRIC)
interviewed Joseph Laurro as part of their "On Air” documentary series
on local artists. His work is in several private and international
collections and has exhibited nationally at various galleries including
Mercer Gallery, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Collette Blanchard
Gallery, Metro Pictures, Greenpoint Gallery, and Local Projects.
Laurro enjoys working as an artist-educator in NYC public and
private schools. He resides in Brooklyn, NY.

“For me, being an artist is being a conduit- anything is possible and
images are developed along with the re-contextualized and imaginary.
My love for nature, animals and dance are never far from hand.
It is visceral, so I start from there. The work also comes out of a need to
counterbalance despair and the negative forces at work in the world.
At times, they are contemplations on our environment; the plight of
honey-bees, butterflies, our water. They become meditations on
movement, migrations… they turn to folklore, the sacred, curiosities
and the ineffable. Not always certain as to where the work is leading,
is very challenging- I love that process and trust it.” --Joseph Laurro

SPONSOR: Mercer Gallery
CONTACT: Kathy Farrell