Gallery showing Silveira art
Published 12:00 am, Monday, August 15, 2016
Silveira, who lives in New York City and spends time in Sag Harbor, Long Island, N.Y., where he first began collecting things—scraps of wood and metal—tossed by the tide and left on the beach to become one man’s (raw material) treasure.
The native of Uruguay—who as a youth had dreams of playing professional soccer but came to the U.S. in his late 20s to work in advertising—combines these found items with traditional materials to create iconic three-dimensional paintings that present vibrant portraits of people and animals.
The show will feature 20 works.
His expression of talent and world view places Silveira in the tradition of outsider artists who are most often untrained or self-taught and create work that doesn’t conform to the parameters of the official art world.
Critic Roger Cardinal as an English language equivalent first used the term outsider art in 1972 for the French term “art brut.”
The gallery is located at 93 Park Lane Road (Route 202).
For more information about the show, call 860-354-3436 and visit www.GregoryJamesGallery.com.