FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Salvatore Gulla: City and Shore
August 31 – September 28, 2017
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 9 from 5 to 7 PM
Quogue, N.Y., August 29, 2017. “Salvatore Gulla: City and Shore” will be the next exhibition at the Quogue Gallery, featuring 18 paintings, dating from 1984 to 2007. The exhibition will be on view from August 31 to September 28, 2017, with an opening reception scheduled on Saturday, September 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Salvatore Gulla was an educator with the New York City Board of Education for over 30 years, a founding member and Artistic Director of the South Bronx Community Action Theatre, a jeweler, goldsmith, sculptor, and painter. He taught workshops in painting, drawing, and sculpture for children and young adults. In addition, he designed and supervised construction of sets and costumes for all Community Action Theatre productions and directed workshops in the performing and visual arts.
Born in the South Bronx, Mr. Gulla began painting in 1947. He studied at the Art Students League of New York under Reginald Marsh, Morris Kantor, and Vaclav Vitlacyl, among others, as well as at Columbia University. His work over the past seventy years has run the stylistic gamut; from classically studied portraiture, to cubistically structured urban landscapes, from sensitively rendered watercolors, to lashing expressionistic charcoal abstractions. “All, however, reflect the surety of an adept hand and the sharpness of observation from a practiced eye,” wrote Laura Hoptman, former Curator of the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 1990.
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