Dear Friends and Family,

Real Art Ways depends on you. And we need you now.

In September, in years past, we’ve hosted fundraising events—at Real Art Ways. We’ve netted $100,000 each year.

This year we can’t be together in person. But we can be together in spirit. And we believe we can generate $100,000 to support our work.

We won’t be able to do it together in one night. So we’re taking 30 nights—the month of September—to meet our goal.

Thanks to our sponsors, the good news is... we’re nearly halfway there! And the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has agreed to match your contribution dollar for dollar.

You will make it possible for Real Art Ways to survive, and thrive. Please help us meet our goal.

With gratitude,

Will K. Wilkins and The Real Team

Time-Space Compression: Geoffrey Detrani at Real Art Ways

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Time-Space Compression: Geoffrey Detrani


Curated by David Borawski, Real Art Ways presents mixed media work by Geoffrey Detrani. 

Real Art Ways presents a solo exhibition of works by New Haven-based artist Geoffrey Detrani. Utilizing mixed media on paper, Detrani’s paintings and drawings create abstract semblances of chaotic landscapes. The resulting compositions offer emotive textures of conflict between organic and inorganic bodies.  

From his artist statement,

“The imagery that I use explores a hypothetical intersection between the natural world and the built environment. I am interested in a representation of the natural world that is spun from a conflation of imagination and ideology – a symbolic rendering – rather than one that mimics our visual/optical experience of it.”

About the Artist:

Geoffrey Detrani is a visual artist and writer whose work has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Los Angles, Boston and South Korea and other locales. His artists’ books are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His paintings are in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Schenectady Museum, the Transportation Security Administration and various private collections. He works in New Haven, CT. 

Click here to learn more about the artist.

Image: Cleaving Daypencil and acrylic on paper, 2019, 48×60″

"Many of Detrani’s paintings feel like they attempt to capture a conflict between human-made constructions and nature. There is an energy to his works that stands in stark contrast with the architectural gridwork underlying his paintings."

Neil Daigle Orians, Visual Arts Manager