"Kelly's Bar "  Oil on canvas panel 18"h x 24"w (c)DaSilvaGallery2016

"Kelly's Bar "  Oil on canvas panel 18"h x 24"w (c)DaSilvaGallery2016

April 8 – May 1, 2016

Curated: Gabriel DaSilva & Linda Hali Zucker

An exhibition of Primitive Realist Paintings of the mid - late 20th C memories by photographer and self-taught painter Gloria Laposka (born Brooklyn,1922- 2015):  NY-Brooklyn, Coney Island, New Orleans, Paris.

A prolific and life-long painter into her 90’s, this exhibit focuses on 2 of her many themes -  Beach/ Boardwalk and City Living.  Her stories are found on beaches, in barber shops, apartment houses, boardwalk carnivals, even the masked attendees of an early AIDs era party.  The paintings are full of strong color, patterned texture, well rendered figures and facial expressions - all with great humor and occasional sly text reference to the artist as “memorist” in the Life Stories.

April 9, Saturday -  OPENING CELEBRATION 3-6pm refreshments, free.  in conjunction with Westville Artists Second Saturday Open Studio and Galleries

May 1, Sunday – CLOSING RECEPTION 12-4, refreshments, free.

Gallery Hours:  WED- THUR: 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. FRI-SAT 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. OR by appointment: 203 982-3050 New Haven or 203 606 9538( L.Zucker cell)

dasilvagallery@gmail.com    luluzuckercreativeconsult@gmail.com

 Nathan's Hot Dog Stand-Oil on canvas panel, 24" x36 "; "Apartment Life, Room for Rent - Oil on stretched canvas, 48" x 35"; Barber Shop, NOLA- Oil on canvas panel, 22" x 28"

 Nathan's Hot Dog Stand-Oil on canvas panel, 24" x36 "; "Apartment Life, Room for Rent - Oil on stretched canvas, 48" x 35"; Barber Shop, NOLA- Oil on canvas panel, 22" x 28"