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‘Water: A Love/Hate Relationship:' Paintings by Raul Serrano


April 28, 2011

NARROWSBURG, NY — “While looking over all of the works I had produced in the last few years, I realized that water—used as a symbol or as a physical manifestation of an emotional state—was an important element in many of them,” said painter Raul Serrano, who will exhibit work in an exhibition titled “Water: A Love/Hate Relationship” opening with a reception on Friday, April 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Alliance Gallery at 37 Main Street.

Raised in Mexico, Serrano started early to experiment with imagery common in Impressionist paintings, “bathers, picnics, street scenes and still-lifes.” After attending Occidental College in LA he moved to New York to study at Pratt Institute. “Little by little, as a result of living in a city, my vernacular became dominated by the ‘furniture’ that exists in the streets: fire hydrants, parking meters, cars,” Serrano said. He now lives in Kerhonkson, where his current work examines the tension between man and nature, specifically sustenance and purification.

Free and open to the public, the exhibit is sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Arts Council for Sullivan County, NY, and is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Visit www.ArtsAllianceSite.org or call 845/252-7576.