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Lasell College Hosts Exhibit for New York Artist Joel Carreiro

November 3, 2011

New York artist Joel Carreiro will display examples of his unique artwork in an exhibit titled "New Paintings" at Lasell College's Wedeman Gallery November 17 - December 16.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the exhibit. Following the reception, the Wedeman Gallery will display Carreiro's work on select dates in November and December.

Based in New York since the 1970's, Carreiro's work is the combination of traditional artwork and personal perspective that results in a truly unique piece of art. Carreiro creates paintings from bits and pieces of imagery from masterworks of the Western tradition. These pieces are immediately familiar to viewers, but rendered into a new piece with a life of its own.

"My work evolves from a close reading of cultural objects from the past...over time I tease out new images from these sources, and this becomes my work. I compose pieces, choose colors and create shapes as any painter does but my blue may come from the sky section of a Raphael painting and the green could have been part of a dragon's tail from Piero di Cosimo," says the artist in a statement.

Carreiro received a BFA from Cornell in 1971 and an MFA from Hunter College of City University of New York in 1982. A professor at Hunter College since 1986, Carreiro's work has been shown all over the United States and Europe.

Working as an independent curator, Carreiro has curated exhibitions all over New York City, and held solo exhibitions across the country.

Exhibit hours are: 1:00 - 4:00 PM on the following dates
Nov. 18 & 19
Dec. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16


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