Event Details

Anahi DeCanio and Charles Wildbank at William Ris Gallery

Date: September 20th, 2017
Venue: William Ris East Gallery
Address: 1291 Main Road
City: Jamesport
Organization: William Ris East Gallery
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Website: http://www.anahidecanio.com
Phone: 609-408-5203
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William Ris East Gallery Exhibit- ANAHI DECANIO and CHARLES WILDBANK

Anahi DeCanio is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including collage and assemblage. She is also the Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios, which focuses on fine art and product design. Ms. DeCanio, born in Uruguay, started her career on Wall Street and has been painting professionally for over a decade. The artist sees “every brushstroke, color, element or scratch as symbols of the marks left behind by life events and the passage of time.” She explores this concept by applying countless strokes of paint and occasional collage elements and gilding to create intricate abstract landscapes. The alternating of opaque and transparent pigments adds to the complexity of these richly textured and luminously colored paintings. “Some of these layers are part of the story but remain hidden,” the artist says, “some subtly reveal themselves in small glimpses.”

Ms. DeCanio is the founder and curator of the eco-friendly art and design show eARThHamptons, held annually on the East End. She is an active participant and volunteer in several charities and art organizations. Her work has been published widely and can be seen in several TV and motion picture productions. She has won numerous awards in national juried competitions and has participated in group and solo exhibits in Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Washington D.C. The artist is also a licensed agent with Douglas Elliman. She can reached at anahidecanio@gmail.com

Charles Bourke Wildbank, native New York artist delved into photorealism while at Pratt Institute, created a sensation on Fifth Avenue with a giant sparkling rendering of the famed Cartier diamond, and has painted portraits of David Hockney and the late Luciano Pavarotti. He is well known for his versatility of a wide range of figurative themes including florals, still life, portraits and seascapes.

His latest achievements include two 18-foot-high murals commissioned by the Cunard Line for the new luxury ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2. Wildbank is listed with some of his works in Deaf Artists in America: Colonial to Contemporary book by Deborah Sonnenstrahl . He has conducted workshops at Poppi in Italy during fall of 2002 and Giverny in France during spring of 2006. To view Wildbank’s complete records, please check his chronology page link.

Up to present day, observable form and vivid color have long been attributed to Wildbank’s art. His recent works appear to flirt with the abstract and the surreal christened as his HADO series. His studio in Jamesport is now open to the public by appointment. The artist can be contacted at: wildbank@wildbank.com