Published: June 3, 2003
KENT, CONN. – The Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery has opened a new exhibition featuring three painters: Joe Goodwin, Silvius Krecu and Leigh Palmer.
All three bridge the past and present, not only in subject matter, but also in technique. Among the highlights are Goodwin’s “Aegean Rumination,” acrylic on canvas, 48 by 47 inches; Krecu’s “Fresco,” acrylic and pastel on panel, 16 by 18 inches; and Palmer’s “Untitled #10,” encaustic on canvas, 28 by 30 inches.
Goodwin’s paintings are reflections on places he has been. These are abstract works, rooted in specific sites (Mexico, Turkey, Cypress, etc), that evoke strong physical sensations. Following his studies, Goodwin lived in New York City for 15 years and now resides in Massachusetts. He has shown extensively in Europe, Asia, and the United States since 1983, with works in many collections.
Krecu, originally from Yugoslavia, moved to the United States in 1973. He studied in Chicago, Spain, France and Germany, and now lives in Florida. His works are Italianate in style.
Palmer’s affinity to the artists of the Hudson River School is natural, as his environment is that in upstate New York. Most of his works are done in encaustic, a technique practiced by Greek artists in Fifth Century BC. A graduate of RISD, Palmer has had numerous shows since 1983 and is in many collections.
The exhibition will run through June 29. The Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery is on Main Street. For information, 860-927-3129.
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