Julio Granda, a dynamic artist whose career extends many decades, is a true master of the oeuvre. To hear Julio Granda speak of his work is to hear the words of a poet-every series, every painting, is a deep exploration of his chosen subject and is integral to his fantastically imagined outcome.
This retrospective includes selected works from Granda’s expansive range of styles, from the Broadsides, landscapes and seascapes and Line Paintings to the Core Sample vertical landscapes, Feral Nebulae and Skyscape graphite drawings. Always working in the series format, Julio Granda delves deep into his subject always drawing the viewer in with him.
Reception for the Artist, Saturday, October 14, 5-7pm.
Currently residing in Chapel Hill, NC, Julio Granda lived and worked in the Berkshires for over 50 years. He was a fine arts faculty member at Berkshire Community College for seventeen years, becoming head of the Fine Arts Department during his tenure there. He received his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst after his studies at the School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union School of Art in New York City.
He has exhibited both nationally and regionally and has work in many private collections as well as in public collections such as those of Brown University, Smith College, Yale University and the Chapin Library at Williams College.
The show opens Saturday, October 14th, with a Reception for the Artist from 5-7pm and runs through Sunday, November 12th. The show is in conjunction with “Chaos”, Granda’s most recent series which will be presented by the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, MA. Their opening reception for the artist takes place, Saturday, October 7, 4-7pm.