A unique and cutting-edge art exhibit at the ArtPlace Gallery in Fairfield, CT from Feb 1-26, 2011. Opening reception is Sat Feb 5, 3-5 pm. Featuring ten local male artists this show offers the public a unique viewing of art not usually seen in a private art gallery. Some of the exhibitors are well-established, renown artists - others are up and coming.

Online PR News – 15-January-2011 – – Fairfield - Artplace Gallery is pleased to announce dates for the first curated show in its new gallery space. Entitled The Guy Show the exhibit runs from February 1-26, 2011 at 11 Unquowa Rd. in Fairfield and is unique in that it will exclusively feature regional male artists from Fairfield and New Haven counties.

“We selected these ten artists for their professionalism, clarity of vision as well as their ability to move beyond limits set by traditional art,” says Gerald Saladyga, who is curating and organizing the exhibit. Saladyga is a member of ArtPlace and has curated exhibits on religious art, art and AIDS and redefining “landscape” in art. He notes that The Guy Show is not about “male issues” but about the direction male artists are now moving in.

“We chose five painters, three sculptors and two photographers who demonstrate a wide range of work as well as age and visibility - some are beginning their careers and several are already established,” he says.
Most of the artists featured are New Haven-based with two from Norwalk and one from New Fairfield. The painters include Chris Durante, a member of Norwalk Community College Art Department, Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting, co-founders of “Gorky’s Granddaughter” an artist video interview site, Felandus Thames, a painter and silk-screen printmaker who was recently represented by the Jack Tilton Gallery at Art/Basel/Miami 2010 and Jonathan Waters whose work has been exhibited at Art in General in NYC and locally at the Ivoryton and Madison Sculpture Miles.

Photographers, Keith Johnson and Jeremy Keats Saladyga have also been included in important exhibitions; Johnson in three “Ground/Cover” exhibits in Arizona, Washington and Wyoming and Keats Saladyga at The Michael Foley Gallery, NYC and the Museum of The City of New York.

Joseph Saccio, a largely self-taught sculptor, received the “Best in Show” award at Silvermine’s Art of the Northeast USA exhibit in 2010, while Silas Finch, a young New-Haven based sculptor, will see his work featured in the up-coming indie film by Stephen Dest, “My Brother Jack”.

Finally, Joseph Fucigna, also a member of Norwalk Community College, held a recent one-man exhibit of his constructions at the Sculpture Barn in New Fairfield, CT.

“This show presents cutting-edge art not usually represented in Fairfield,” says Saladyga. “Visitors to the show will see art that is not usually exhibited in a private gallery.”

For more information visit www.artplace,org or call Gerald Saladyga at 203.773.3737