A Dual Exhibition at Westfield State University
Oct. 1 – Nov. 1, 2018
1967 was a dual exhibition featuring myself and fellow Western MA based artist: Jay Frostt. This works in progress show was the first of its kind to be held at Westfield State University, featuring my series of paintings titled: NO LUCK NO SURPRISES, as well as the unveiling of the collaborative piece, 1967: Summer of Love.
NO LUCK NO SURPRISES
A series of multimedia works including acrylic, charcoal, and oil pastel on canvas.
"I had the distinct honor of working with two emerging studio artists -- Jacob Capone and Javi Santana (who creates under the moniker "Jay Frostt"). Both of these remarkable students are Art majors and graduating seniors, who have been tasked with developing a thematic, narrative body of work. What they have produced is an installation that is the first of its kind here at Westfield State University: a dual Works-In-Progress Exhibition titled 1967, featuring Jacob Capone's No Luck, No Surprises, and Jay Frostt's Lost Love.
Each body of work presents its own narrative, and carries the signature expression of each artist; Capone's haunting black and white paintings find a strange residence somewhere between sound slumber and sudden consciousness, having been inspired by a dream the artist had in which he received a whispered message from a lost and trusted soul; Jay Frostt's stunning compositions feature a cast of vibrant characters amid washes of brilliant color, figures in turmoil, longing to be desired, their stories unfolding on a pathway of designs running between dangerous love and Apocalypse."
- Imo Imeh PHD
1967: SUMMER OF LOVE
- Jacob Capone & Jay Frostt