Trailer Box Project will unveil a new exhibition, “Stories,” with an opening reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, September 12th. The new show will feature works by four regional artists, and will run until October 10th.
“Each of the artists selected for this exhibition utilize their respective mediums to tell a story,” says Jim Felice, owner of Trailer Box Project. “From sculpture to photography, from the scenic landscapes of Connecticut to the gritty streets of New York, the tales these unique artists tell invite viewers to share in their personal experiences.”
Award-winning Ridgefield, CT artist Suzanne Benton believes that art comes alive as it relates to people’s lives. Drawing on multicultural, mythical and archetypal themes, Benton has shared her many-faceted art for over 30 years in 29 countries. Benton will exhibit her “Portrait Boxes,” three-dimensional portraits of diverse, 21st century faces that evoke Egyptian sarcophagi of the Roman period.
Published author, editor and photographer Hope Lourie Killcoyne’s obsessive relationship with taking photographs has served as a vehicle for meeting a wide range of characters in her native New York City. Her candid street portraits give the viewer a rare glimpse into the private lives of New Yorkers. Killcoyne has exhibited at several galleries throughout New York and Connecticut and is the author of The Lost Village of Central Park, a young adult historical fiction novel.
Fine-art photographer Mark Savoia uses his camera’s selective view to find the visible irony in everyday situations. Drawn to visually perplexing images, Savoia’s compelling photographs document the curiosities of his travels through the United States. Savoia is the co-owner and vice-president of Connecticut Photographics and Still River Editions in Danbury, CT, and winner of the 2010 artist fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.
Finally, photographer and educator Catherine Vanaria has over 37 years of darkroom experience. Chair of the Department of Art and Assistant Professor of Photography at Western Connecticut State University, Vanaria’s work is included in the Polaroid Collection and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame collection. Her book, The Boston Years: The Music Scene in Photographs 1979-1986, chronicles her photographs of the Boston rock and punk music scenes.
Members of the general public are invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, September 12th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Trailer Box Project, 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 in Danbury. For more information, please contact the gallery at 203.797.0230.