“Visual Rhythms” - Paintings by Aaron Thornton
Reception: February 16th, 2014 from 3-5pm.
Artist Aaron Thornton will exhibit his new show titled “Visual Rhythms” from February 11, 2014 until April 1, 2014 at Carole Peck’s Good News Cafe and Gallery, 694 Main Street South, Woodbury CT.
Carole Peck’s Good News Cafe will welcome Aaron with an opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2014. The public is cordially invited to meet the artist, view his exhibition, and learn more about his work while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine.
A native of Bethlehem, Connecticut, Aaron Thornton is a contemporary American artist whose original acrylic paintings have been exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad. His unique work is an exploration of many historic styles, including impressionism, cubism, and abstract expressionism, coupled with a healthy dose of what he calls “graffitism.
As a grandson of world renowned Italian sculptor Alexander Giampietro and nephew of a large family of Italian artisans, Aaron was immersed in the arts from a young age. However, he was also an avid athlete, and attended UCONN on a sports scholarship where he became a collegiate record holder, state champion & a national decathlete. After college, Aaron moved to California to pursue his dream of participating in the Olympics, but was derailed after being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. It was during this time that Aaron began pursuing his passion for painting.
Today, Aaron is a graduate of the Otis College of Art and Design and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. He finds that his training in sports along with a degree in exercise physiology has helped him achieve a different look into the human form. He is always looking to break barriers as an emerging contemporary artist while respecting the traditions and techniques of the masters of the past.
“My goal is to make paintings that have a traditional base with a fresh unique style. And if I can convey my emotions to someone viewing my work, then I'm happy.” –Aaron Thornton
For more information, please visit Aaron’s website at http://www.aaronthorntonart.com/.