Artist Raymond Sicignano to Display Urban Paintings at FDU

Teaneck, NJ (October 9, 2009)— Artist Raymond Sicignano to display oil paintings from his series “The Vanishing Face of America” at the Edward Williams Gallery, on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, N.J. from Monday, November 2, 2009 to Tuesday, November 24, 2009. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, November 8, from 3-5 p.m.

Sicignano’s urban painting work consists of colorful renderings of cityscapes that define human elements in big cities like New York City. These paintings capture a somewhat vanishing urban experience amidst the sterile whitewash of franchises and bland corporations. Each painting is an intimate view of everyday life at the street level.

Sicignano received his B.S. from the Pratt Institute in 1981. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions in various New York City galleries, including the Benedetti Gallery, the Sugar Hill Gallery, and the Brownstone. Sicignano has also been featured in group exhibitions at the National Arts Club in New York City and the Byrne Gallery, Middleburg, VA, among others.

The Edwards Williams Gallery, located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.

For directions or more information call the gallery at 201-692-2449. More of Sicignano’s art can be seen at his Web site:

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