Art Exhibit - Perry Obee

Category: Art
Location: Curtis Gallery

[November 2012] –A dynamic new art exhibition by the artist Perry Obee will open at the Library on Sunday, December 2, 2012.  The exhibition, entitled “Spaces” features oil paintings of an abstract nature, rich in saturated color and mood. “Spaces” will run from November 25 – December 30 in the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, with an opening reception on Sunday, December 2, 3 – 5 PM.  The reception is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

In his own words, Mr. Obee “makes images in the language of art.” Though his work is abstract, it is also representational, reflecting his passion for discovering and employing arrangements of color and shape to depict observable space and light. 

Included in his working philosophy is the objective of observing his world, and attempting to reveal fresh ways of ‘seeing’ it. The subject of his work is of less importance to Obee; how he portrays it is of utmost importance, though his chosen subject is very often self, in terms of the people, places and things that shape his life.

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Perry Obee has an MFA in Painting from Western Connecticut State University and a B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Ohio Wesleyan University. Obee is also a recognized printmaker where his subject is used to explore the medium's unique graphic and revealing nature.  In 2012, Obee was a recipient of the State of Connecticut's Individual Artist Grant in the area of painting.  He is currently a part-time faculty member at the University of Connecticut, Storrs and Paier College of Art, Hamden, where he teaches painting, drawing and art history.

“Spaces” is sponsored by the Art Committee, Friends of New Canaan Library. The curators of this show are Laura Einstein and Susie Salomon. For additional information contact slaperla@newcanaanlibrary.org.