Dates & Times
Aug 15 - Sep 29
Hours: 12:30 - 9 PM
Kyle Andrew Phillips: Standing Room
Utilizing the trompe l’oeil technique and inspired by artists such as Peter Doig, Andy Kaufman and Marc Sijan, Kyle Andrew Phillips explores the concept of time spent with art in the gallery setting. He invites the audience to linger with the work which depicts local people in the Hartford community. From his artist statement, he says, “The average time it takes a person to look at a painting is 15 to 30 seconds…How can one experience [the work] longer?”.
This work was supported by the City of Hartford Business Development Grants for Artists Program, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor with funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program allocated to the City of Hartford.
About the Artist
Kyle currently lives in Brooklyn and has been exhibiting in group shows in New York and Connecticut. His work is in public and private collections throughout the area, including the New Britain Museum of American Art and the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. Kyle attended of the University of Hartford Art School where he graduated with honors and multiple awards.
Opening reception Thursday, August 15, 6-8 PM during Creative Cocktail Hour