The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents Comedy and Tragedy in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, 70 Audubon Street, 2 FL, New Haven. The exhibition is curated by Tony Juliano and features artwork by Amie Ziner, Audrey Kantrowitz, Edward R. Shaw, Janet Croog, Jesse Richards, and Kimberly Van Aelstand. Comedy and Tragedy will be on view through February 27th.
Comedy and Tragedy explores the strange intermingling of comic and tragic themes in art, society, and daily life, leaving viewers to decide for themselves what comedy and tragedy really are. The show’s curator is artist Tony Juliano, whose own artwork explores the themes and moods found in the show. Tony says, “I found myself interested in artists such as Edvard Munch and Francis Bacon, who produce a personally symbolic art that has a touch of humor in a very dark disturbing way, like my own art. I’ve brought together Connecticut artists whose themes include humor, sadness, whimsy, and death.”
Curator Tony Juliano quotes Charlie Chaplin’s “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot” as an apt motto for the show. For more information about Comedy and Tragedy please contact Debbie Hesse at the Arts Council (203) 772-2788 or visit us online at newhavenarts.org. Gallery hours for the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.