Arthur Christopher Georgalas to exhibit work at Tuscan Café

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:18

    WARWICK-The Tuscan Café in Warwick will host an exhibit featuring the work of local artist Arthur Christopher Georgalas. Although he is primarily a sculptor this solo show will include paintings, drawings and mixed media as well as sculptures. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, beginning at 6 p.m. Chris Georgalas is a 1998 graduate of Warwick Valley High School and received his bachelor of fine arts in sculpture for the College of Saint Rose in Albany in 2003. As a Colombian native his work was most recently seen in "Latino Jewels " a multi-media exhibit in Beacon, N.Y. This spring he won first prize in a show for foundry artisans hosted by the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon and juried by the Dia Art Center of New York City and Beacon. Currently his 13 foot steel sculpture entitled ‘Six Days One Hour" stands in Newburgh overlooking the Hudson River. This piece is part of the Newburgh Sculpture Project. His work has also been shown at the Eickholt Gallery in Soho, CB's 313 Gallery on the Bowery and in several shows in Manhattan produced by the Animal Magazine. He also participated in last summer's Warwick Valley Artists' Open Studio Tour. Chris says of his work, "I have always enjoyed the creation process and look forward to developing my technique and style. Some of the artists whom have inspired me are Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Chamberlain, Marcel Duchamp, George Segal, Robert Gober, Tadeusz Kantor, Henri Matisse, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and Bill Woodrow. "I work with the intricate detail of design mixed with the three-dimensional mass of found materials. The contradiction makes an interesting result. I use the objects as I would with lettering, cropping and composition in Graphic Design. The found materials almost place themselves." CB's 313 Gallery said "Chris Georgalas has to be the next progression of a Duchampian ready-made aesthetic suited and amended for contemporary art." The reception is open to the public from 6 p.m. until closing. The blues group "The Woes" will be the featured musical entertainment for the evening. They are described as "a five piece from New York, "The Woes" rattle their blues and are the affirmation that the music is still growing. Drawing on inspiration from the idiosyncratic reaches of country, delta blues and rock and roll to the more modern sounds of The Dead Milkmen and Cage, The Words "whiskey driven swamp rattle" come to mind." The Tuscan Café is located at 5 South St. in Warwick. For additional information call the Tuscan Café at 987-2050.