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Behind the Sun – New Paintings by Carolanna Parlato

Elizabeth Harris Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 212-463-9666
September 6 - October 6, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6 - 8 PM
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An illustrated catalogue with an essay by Matthew Guy Nichols will accompany the exhibition.

Elizabeth Harris Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings titled behind the sun by Carolanna Parlato. This will be her third exhibition with the gallery.

Carolanna Parlato will exhibit recent abstract works on canvas. Ms. Parlato’s paintings are instinctive and process based. Although predominantly abstract they concern themselves with the processes and forces of nature. The physical movement intrinsic to her process remains evident in this new body of work. Her actions propel the paint; large gestural sweeps of brushes, sanded and rubbed in passages, raw color poured onto the surface are all elements of her repertoire.

Carolanna Parlato has exhibited her work widely in New York and nationally. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Parlato has been written about in Art in America, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Brooklyn Rail and the New York Sun.   Solo exhibitions of her paintings have been shown at the Islip Art Museum OH+T Gallery (Boston), the Phatory (NYC) and Elizabeth Harris Gallery in NYC. Her work will be in the upcoming exhibition, Pour originating at the Florida Atlantic University and traveling to the Leslie Heller Workspace in 2013. She has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including Material Colorat the Hunterdon Art Museum, Open House at the Brooklyn Museum, Splat at the Sabina Lee Gallery (Los Angeles), Sandroni Rey (Los Angeles), Amy Simon Fine Art (Westport, CT), OH+T Gallery (Boston). Parlatos paintings are represented in many private and public collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Francis Greenburger Collection, Islip Art Museum, Readers Digest, and Pfizer Inc. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.  The Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street, 6th floor, and is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 6 pm. There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday September 6, from 6 8 pm.
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