We received a press release for an upcoming exhibition of paintings by Paul Corio at McKenzie Fine Art in NYC. The exhibition, titled “What Kind of Fool Am I?” will open on September 9th and run through October 25th, 2020. McKenzie Fine Art is located at 55 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Below are two paintings which will be included in the exhibition: below left is “Big Engine,” 2020, a 71 x 53 inch acrylic on canvas. Below right is “Mephistophelian,” 2020, a 36 x 24 inch acrylic on canvas. The artist notes that the new series of paintings are “… very much engaged with the depiction of light, hazy atmosphere, and the plain illusion of depth … the ordinary three-dimensional space we all inhabit. I then try to fill that space with things one would not encounter in daily life, including surprising color experiences.” Scroll down below the paintings for more information on this upcoming exhibition.

paintings by Paul Corio at McKenzie Fine Art in NYC

It might be helpful to provide some logistical information about seeing this show: in keeping with public health guidelines, there will be no opening reception. Mask wearing inside the gallery is mandatory, and the gallery is happy to provide hand sanitizer. The gallery is committed to maintaining proper social distancing for public safety and will limit the number of gallery visitors to no more than six at a time. Appointments to view the show are encouraged.

Paul Corio was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and educated at RISD and Hunter College. He has lived in New York for over thirty years, and has been exhibiting his work in gallery and museum shows for the past fifteen years. For more information on the artist, check out his website here.

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