Artists’ Talk: Three Painters’ Perspectives on the Art of the Vehicle
Featuring “Va Va Vroom” artists Allan Gorman, Ken Scaglia and Lara Ivanovic
Saturday, May 9, 2015
11:00am – 12:30pm; coffee served
Free and open to the public RSVP Here by May 7, 2015: or 203 972 1895.
What gives the paintings in the Carriage Barn Arts Center show their Va Va Vroom? Then join exhibiting artists Allan Gorman, Ken Scaglia and Lara Ivanovic on Saturday, May 9 at 11am to learn about their three painterly approaches to art of the vehicle.
Allan Gorman is drawn to the hidden abstract patterns, random shapes and aesthetic tensions in real objects—particularly within the confines of industrial structures. Although many paintings appear photorealistic, the focus isn’t necessarily on the vehicle itself, but rather on the plays of light and shadow, the dance between colors, shapes and contrasts, and overall composition.
Ken Scaglia, a Weston resident, refers to his close observations of classic cars as intimate portraits. He strives to portray the essence of the car, the details that reveal the history and familiarity with the car which he refers to as “rolling sculptures of times past.”
Lara Ivanovic has always had a fascination with rusty, dilapidated abandoned vehicles, factories and other industrial buildings…anything that has been left to rot and ultimately be reclaimed by the earth, apparently without use to humans any longer. For her, these spaces and objects retain a ghostly quality – the imprint of people who at one time worked, lived or drove in them.
With thanks to the New Canaan Community Foundation for sponsorship of this event.