Wednesday, October 6, 2010


features “And Now For Something Completely Different” new works by Dennis Sirrine

Prior to moving to the Velvet Mill I went through a transformation that resulted in a fury of abstracts that were a release of these emotions. I remember being asked by a very good friend of mine several years ago why I didn't paint something that was coming from the soul...just letting it out without trying to illustrate something that everyone can recognize. Non-objective painting, if you will. It took many years of self-denial before I allowed that to happen. Perhaps part of moving on was to let go of the objects or denials that were holding me back. This freedom of expression might have been my own bit of exorcism. I grew tired of painting just "pretty pictures". Now, I'm not saying I won't be painting any more pretty pictures if I want butter on my bread. Sometimes the object will be very obvious; other times not. I don't know what direction my work will go, but I'm still trying to let that guilt go when the urge to express myself takes over.
-Dennis Sirrine

October 1-31 with Opening Reception Sunday, October 3, 2-4PM

433 Boston Post Road Westbrook, CT 06498
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10-5; Sun. 11 - 4. This event is free.

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