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Guilford Art Center Presents Exhibition of Paintings by Madison artist, Don Keene


 



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Guilford, CT – The community is invited to view works by Madison, CT-based painter, Don Keene, in the lobby gallery at Guilford Art Center. The exhibit, entitled Abstract Reality, features a selection of fifteen works encompassing both realism and abstraction created in the past twenty-three years. This exhibit is open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm through April 7th. Entry is free and open to all.

 

In this exhibit representational images of landscape scenes reminiscent of Edward Hopper and the early 20th American Impressionists lodge comfortably and harmonically, though simultaneously in stark contrast with, thickly executed and expressive oil imaginings more reminiscent of Edvard Munch's famous work, "The Scream". Winding up the display are four small imaginative watercolors, conceived by Keene in his studio, as part of what he considers his "morning exercises", within the past two months. Tying these disparate works together is the evidence throughout of a deft facility for handling paint in tandem with bravura drawing skills and a generous love of luxuriant color.

 

Born in Syracuse, NY, Don Keene is a graduate, with distinction, of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He earned his Masters degree in Studio Art from the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY. His paintings have appeared in Sports Illustrated and The New York Times, as well as on covers for RCA records, among many others. Mr. Keene has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Westchester County, NY, New York City and Connecticut. He taught art in private and public schools in Westchester County for thirty-one years, as well as group classes and private lessons at his studio on New Road in Madison, CT. Mr. Keene has taught at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

 

To see more of his work, go to website: www.donkeene.com and Instagram: don_keene_art. 

 

For more information, contact Guilford Art Center at info@guilfordartcenter.org or call (203) 453-5947.

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