NEC Gallery Presents Drawings by Susan D'Amato and Anne Novado Cappuccilli
The Gallery at New England College presents the drawings of two artists
from New York State, Susan D’Amato in the Main Gallery and Anne Novado
Cappuccilli in the Balcony from March 16 to April 26. The public is
also invited to a reception to meet the artists on Thursday, March 25
from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Admission to The Gallery is free. Gallery hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weekends are by appointment. The Gallery is located on Main Street in Henniker, New Hampshire, adjacent to the College’s Administration Building. For more information, call The Gallery at 603-428-2329.
"So often, drawing has been relegated to preliminary sketches, concept drawings, and studies for more ambitious works in other media," commented New England College Gallery Director Darryl Furtkamp. "The exhibiting artists each use drawing as a primary art form. Though, at first glance, a viewer may think of their works as abstract, upon closer inspection, it is evident that each is working observationally; D’Amato with the figure and Novado Cappuccilii with natural forms – and from a heightened observational perspective that transcends rendering of their subject."
The large charcoal and pastel drawings by D’Amato show her keen interest in the visual and conceptual relationships between the body and universal forms. The recipient of numerous national and international awards, D’Amato has exhibited her work extensively throughout the country, including prominent venues in New York, Boston, Miami, Albany, Chapel Hill, and Baltimore. Her exhibitions have received favorable reviews in several national and regional publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Art in New England, and The Boston Herald.
D’Amato received her MFA in Drawing/Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000, and her BFA in Painting from the University of Connecticut in 1986. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art in the School of Art and Design at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Anne Novado Cappuccilli -
Biomorphic Form Dividing
Novado Cappuccilli’s drawings are about
the beauty of mark-making, the sensitivity of touch, and the mysterious
nature of forms. In her work, something occurs that fuses nature and
abstraction. Her drawings are the confluence of many interests inspired
by observations of place, natural phenomena, and organism behavior. “My
drawings exist in an odd place, between the familiar and the bizarre,”
comments Novado Cappuccilli. “As the forms come into being, they become
my strange, curious, and engaging beauties.”
Novado Cappuccilli received both her bachelor and master of fine art degrees from Syracuse University where she currently teaches. In addition to exhibiting in galleries across the United States, she is the curator of the Limestone Art Gallery in New York.