Richard Castellana "Interior/Exterior" Exhibit Opens

Teaneck, NJ (August 3, 2008) - Paintings by local New Jersey artist Richard Castellana will be on exhibit at FDUís Edward Williams Gallery from August 25 - September 26, 2008.

Castellana has painted in oils, using scenes from his studio window, looking out on odd-shaped factory buildings, chimneys, vents, parking lots, and workers.  A large hill in the background, showing trees and homes, offers a contradictory environment and a strangely beautiful view. His interior scenes dwell on his studio, with plants, bowls, statues of the Buddha, Ganesh (the Hindu elephant god), and his painting and drawing materials.

Some of the paintings were done during a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center (VSC), which was partially funded by an FDU Grant-in-Aid and a VSC fellowship.  Some of these paintings are also based on the interior/exterior theme; others are landscapes and people-scapes. All paintings were completed during his 2007-2008 sabbatical year leave.

Richard Castellana studied art at the New York Studio School.  This is his thirteenth one-person show and fourth at FDU. Former member and director of the Bowery Gallery in New York City, he presently serves as Director of the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of Humanities and Fine Arts at FDU.  

The Gallery in Edward Williams Hall at Farleigh Dickinson Universityís Metropolitan Campus is located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack.   The Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.   The exhibit is free and open to the public.  For more information call 201-692-7028 or 201-692-2449.

For Immediate Release

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