Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Four Solos at the Skylight Gallery

Bardazzi, Bocour, Pimentel and Dandeneau Reception Thurs. June 28th

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538 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001



Gallery Hours
mon.-fri 10-4 variable
Sat. 12-5 
(please ring buzzer
to enter gallery ) 
opening shot Skylight
Opening Reception
Peter Bardazzi, Peter Bocour,
Joe Pimentel, Amanda Dandeneau 
Thursday June 28th  
Four Solos

exhibition runs from June 25th thru August 4th  

In the Skylight Gallery Peter Bardazzi

Peter Bardazzi is an integrated media artist whose paintings, drawings and videos have been exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals internationally including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Basel Art Fair, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Reina Sofia Art Center, Spain. His work can be found in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Neuberger Museum of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Library of Congress, The Baltimore Museum of Art, JP Morgan Chase, The Smithsonian Institute of American Art, Wesleyan University and Rockefeller University. Mr. Bardazzi received a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute and MFA from Yale University in visual art minoring in cinema studies. He has taught painting, drawing, animation, and video art at Yale University, Pratt Institute, Tisch School of the Arts Film & TV, New York University and Interactive Production at The Fashion Institute of Technology.

At New York University Mr. Bardazzi co-founded and chaired the Center for Advanced Digital Applications. The first advanced learning center devoted to the digital arts and entertainment, resulting in collaborative projects with Apple, Pixar, Rhino Films and George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. His theories and commentaries on entertainment, culture and art have been well received by the media leading to numerous television appearances and media interviews by CBS-TV News, NBC Today, Fox In The Morning, Good Day NY, CNN-TV, CBS radio, The LA Times, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Business Week and USA Today. He also lectures on art at universities and conferences and has produced several art-zines (small books) during his career. Peter Bardazzi currently lives, makes art and teaches in New York City.

In the Hearth Gallery Peter Bocour 

  Peter Bocour (1947-2011) died of complications from a lengthy battle with leukemia.  Peter grew up in the Greenwich Village art scene of the 1950's and 1960's.  His father, Leonard Bocour, was the founding partner of Bocour Artists Colors.  As a child, he spent a great deal of time in his father's paint factory, particularly enjoying the ribbons of paint emerging from the paint guns and filling oil, watercolor and acrylic tubes sold under the names Bocour, Bellini and Aquatec.  He told stories of his father giving tails of paint from the tube guns to artists such as Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning in the days before they were successful and receiving paintings by them in thanks.  Peter himself studied art, receiving his undergraduate degree from New York University and his MFA from the University of California at Berkeley.  He also studied painting at the Skowhegen School and at the New York Studio School.  Bocour was an abstract artist who loved to use color and hated to draw, leading to his expressive visual vocabulary.  He showed professionally from 1977 through 2008 at galleries in Chelsea and in New Jersey.   
In The Kitchen Gallery Joe Pimentel 

Joe Pimentel is one of the many outstanding artists from the Hudson Valley carving a path in the NY Art Scene. A native of the area, Pimentel was born in White Plains, NY and raised in Newburgh, NY. He received his BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design 2005 in NYC. His work pushes past the confines of strictly representational painting, into a detailed world of transformed abstractions in an attempt to tap into a visionary art that explores themes such as evolution, higher consciousness, spirituality, and expansion.
Pimentel recently returned from a long stint in Indonesia having won a spot in the Young Artist in Residence program through the Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship. Joe spent many months in Indonesia taking in the style and form working along side established Indonesian Art Masters of traditional painting and sculpture and creating a new body of work
based in his experiences there. Skylight is proud to be the first gallery in the United States to show this new body of work 

In The Hall Project Space Amanda Dandeneau

Amanda Dandeneau grew up in Long Island, New York. She received her BFA in Photography with a Concentration in Art History from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
Amanda's photographs
have been shown in New York, Chicago, Rhode Island, and Louisiana. She has also been published in American Photography 25.

Dandeneau's work explores relationships. She strives to make her work honest and truthful. She does not manipulate relationships,
but rather reveals relationships in an attempt to understand them. 

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