The September 2008 exhibit in the University of Rhode Island Library Gallery is Half Real Half Abstract, a collection of acrylic paintings and ink drawings by Joseph Matose.
There will be an opening reception in the Library Gallery on Saturday, September 13, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
About the Artist
Born and raised in Newport County, Rhode
Island, Joe is an accomplished artist of
Portuguese descent who painted his first painting at the age of two.
Already an accomplished artist in high school, Joe attended both the
Rhode Island School of Design and the University
of Rhode Island. Joe had been employed by the Naval War College before his
retirement. Now he paints and draws full time.
According to Ruthie Tucker, Executive Director/Curator of the Amsterdam Whitney in New York, Paul Cezanne once noted that, An art which isnt based on feeling isnt art at all... feeling is the principle, the beginning and the end: craft, objective, technique all these are in the middle. Artist Joseph Matose is an impeccable personification of this credo. His magnificently emotional and spiritual paintings are supremely abstract and expressive, reflecting his inner thoughts and cultural experiences. Defying conventional techniques and modes, Mr. Matose exploits scintillating contrasts with his breathtaking eruptions of color. Fusing his emotional sentiments with the tip of his brush, he renders with such power and strength, works of art that are highly provocative and declarative of their own style.
The Library Gallery is located on the main floor of the University Library, 15 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881. Library hours are:
For more information, please contact Brian Gallagher at 401-874-9524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.