ALICE (Front) (2008-2009)

VINCENT INCONIGLIOS
GANSEVOORT GIRLS
24 October - 22 November
Opening Reception: Saturday, 24 October, 5 - 7 PM


Morrison Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of Vincent Inconiglios’ Gansevoort Girls Series, on view in the South End Gallery at Morrison Gallery in Kent, CT through November 22nd. 

Vincent Inconiglios’ Gansevoort Girls are innocent and experienced, funny, scary, depressed, repressed, colorful and sexy, bruised, tarnished and beautiful…They are born from the streets of New York’s Meatpacking District which is a theater of inspiration and change - where perception and reality often blur. Inconiglios began his first series of Gansevoort Girls in the 1970s as a reaction to the street life. He revisits this theme in his latest works that parody the transformation the Gansevoort Girls represent. 

Large portrait collages in the exhibition are suspended from the gallery ceiling, showing front and back. The animated, psychologically charged compositions come calling for our attention…inviting a conversation of diverse emotions and interpretations. The viewer can interact with them as people they might meet (or avoid) on the street. 

Working mainly as a prominent graphic design, identity and communications consultant in New York, Inconiglios simultaneously has built an incredible body of fine artwork –collage, drawing, sculpture and printmaking as well as painting. Inconiglios has been represented in regional and national exhibitions throughout the US and abroad. He had his first one-man exhibition in NYC in SoHo in 1972 and was one of the featured artists of “10 Downtown” in the 1970s. His work has been noted by Barbara Rose in New York Magazine, reviewed in ARTFORUM, and is in private and public collections including JPMorganChase, The Norton Simon Collection and AT&T.  

Inconiglios was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. As an artist he has lived and worked in his studio on Gansevoort Street in the historic Meatpacking District of New York City since 1969. Inconiglios also spends extensive time in his studio in Falls Village, Connecticut.