The Whitty Gallery
Current Art Exhibit
The Poetic Moment
Paintings by Chris Volpe
Opening Reception: Friday, March 22, 6-8pm
Show Dates: March 22 - May 18
Chris Volpe is an artist, writer, and teacher whose paintings combine the traditional and the contemporary in treating the natural world as a site of introspection and metaphor. This solo exhibition includes many large and smaller landscapes and seascapes, vibrant abstract celebrations of nature, and a number of works from Loomings, Volpe’s series of tar paintings related to Melville’s Moby-Dick.
“Chris is a painter who expresses feeling through color, composition, and texture,” owner KC Morgan says. “His landscapes aren’t so much pictures of places as they are a kind of visual poetry.”
Born in Oyster Bay, Long Island, Volpe lives in Hollis with his wife, Anna Birch and their son Max, who is 12. Volpe has received the Saint Botolph Club Foundation’s 2017 Emerging Artist and Nellie Taft grant awards as well as fellowships and grants from MassMoCA/Assets for Artists, the NH State Council on the Arts and the NH Humanities Council. In addition to teaching studio and plein air painting at Wild Salamander, he has taught at Montserrat College of Art, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Chester College of New England, and Franklin Pierce University. His most recent solo shows appeared at Matter & Light Fine Art in Boston and Kennedy Gallery in Portsmouth. www.christophervolpe.com
Wild Salamander invites the public to the opening reception at their “Whitty Gallery” on Friday, March 22nd from 6 to 8 p.m. Free and open to the public, with refreshments served.
The Whitty Gallery is located in the Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash Street, Hollis, NH.
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