Now on view in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery is Patchogue: A Ten Year Retrospective, a solo exhibit featuring the artwork of Krystle DiNicola. The selection of photos on display portray the Village over the course of the last 10 years, capturing its revitalization.
Now on view in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery is Portraits and Landscapes in Oils, a solo exhibit featuring the artwork of Dan Fusco. Fusco, a fine artist from Long Island, prefers to use the slow-drying oil-based medium for his paintings, which allows him to gradually build up the layers of his canvases. This method lends the artist a higher degree of realism that cannot be achieved through acrylic and tempera based paints.
About the Artwork
The exhibition features a variety of portraits and landscapes created by the artist over the years. One such portrait, Self Portrait in Yellow, depicts the artist in a green shirt and baseball cap in front of a pale yellow background. The portrait renders a great deal of life-like details that the artist is able to capture in oil paint. His gray-white hair and creases in his skin reveal his older age. The artist turns his face 3-quarters towards the viewer with his eyes cast off into the distance. There is a great deal of luminosity in the composition as seen by the cast shadows of his baseball cap. He appears lost in thought, leaving the viewer to wonder what is on his mind.
One landscape on display is titled Sailing. Here, the artist depicts a barren, Western-like, desert setting – complete with jagged, stony mountains, and puffy cumulus clouds. Fusco captures the subtle effects of light as seen in the pinkish-blue hues that define the underbellies of the passing clouds. Dark shadows in the foreground suggest that a cloud is passing over the viewer. Upon seeing the work, the picturesque scene memorizes the viewer, transporting his or her to far off places, away from the library.
About Dan Fusco
Dan Fusco is a fine artist from Long Island, NY. He studied at Suffolk County Community College and the Art League of Long Island. He has exhibited his work at the Hutchings Gallery, Petite Gallery, and the Phoenix Gallery. Articles on the artist have been published in Artist2Artist Social Network, and Inspiration and Originality Underlined.
Portraits and Landscapes in Oils, featuring the artwork of Dan Fusco, is on view at the Patchogue-Medford Library now through July 31 in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery.
Our nation has a rich history of classical, folk and popular music that can, despite our nation's relative youth, hold its own with other nations of greater antiquity. Starting with the earliest Native American musical traditions, and continuing with … [Continue reading]
The Patchogue-Medford Library is your source for preventing the summer slide from happening. Did you know that teachers spend an average of 4 to 6 weeks re-teaching material that students have lost due to the summer slide? Reading 4 to 5 books during … [Continue reading]
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Board meeting scheduled for June 20 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday, June 26 at 5:30 pm. Sorry for any inconvenience. … [Continue reading]
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) And we present this prestigious degree to... Johannes Brahms, one of the most famous composers of the Romantic period, had a great body of famous and successful work, and it was only a matter of time before academia took … [Continue reading]
On view in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery is Touching, a solo exhibit featuring the artwork of Razieh Jafari. In her work, Razieh blends traditional Iranian painting with contemporary Western art concepts. These works capture the uncertainties of … [Continue reading]
The Village of Patchogue will be celebrating its 125th anniversary this year with a number of exciting events. The first is a commemorative community photo to be taken at the historic “Four Corners.” All residents of the Village of Patchogue are … [Continue reading]
Now on view in the lower level Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery is Seascapes & Landscapes, a solo exhibit featuring paintings by Paul Padovano. The works on display were created in oils, acrylics, and watercolors. He creates picturesque … [Continue reading]
Now on view on the main floor of the Patchogue-Medford Library is a children’s art exhibit titled This Is Us! The inaugural exhibition, made possible with the support of the Patchogue-Medford Friends of the Library, features drawings from children … [Continue reading]