Eco-paintings by Owen Gray on Exhibit in FDU Gallery

Teaneck, NJ (October 24, 2008) — The eco-paintings of Owen Gray will be on exhibit at the University College Art Gallery, University Hall, FDU from October 27-December 5.

Owen Gray's trips to Florida, museums of natural history and zoos have influenced his subject matter. His paintings often include tropical wildlife, aquatic animals, reptiles, birds, insects and shellfish. Gray juxtaposes mussels, snakes, frogs and eggs with pondering monkeys. His imaginative compositions of water and nature, thick with foliage and animals, are inspired by his travel and his fantasies.

Artists Peter Brueghel and Hieronymus Bosch, as well as still life paintings of the 17th century, influence elements of Gray’s paintings. His concern for the environment is represented in his nocturnal southern landscapes that incorporate smoke and fire.

Gray has had eight solo shows at the Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City and his work has been seen in group exhibitions in Amsterdam, North Carolina, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.  In New York City, he has been part of group exhibits at the Drawing Center, the Painting Center and the New York Studio School.

He earned his fine arts degree at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, MA.

Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the exhibit is free and open to the public. For further information, call 201 692 2801.

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