CollectionsFair Haven, NJ Houston, TX Jupiter, FL Kent, CT London, England - multiple Naples, FL New York City, NY - multiple Palm Beach, FL Palm Desert, CA Quogue, NY Roxbury, CT Vineyard Haven, MA Washington, CT - multiple Williamstown, MA
ExhibitionsARC Gallery, "Fusion" Juried Show-Oliva Ongpin, 5/215-6/20/15 San Francisco, CA West Hartford Art League-CT+6 Juried Exhibition-Juried Exhibition- Nicola Lorenz & David Dunlop, 4/23/15-5/31/15, West Hartford,CT. 20th Anniversary Arts in Harmony, International Juried Art Show, -Curt Pederson, Arts Alliance, 2//2/15 - 3/26/15, Elk River MN. Art Center of Estes Park, CO. 18th Annual Lines Into Shapes-Juried show- Jeanne Mackenzie, 11/1/14 - 11/16/14, Estes Park CO. Art Walk Sandy Hook Village, CT. (by invitation) 9/614 - 10/12/14 Art Walk Ridgefield, CT. (by invitation) 8/22/14 - 9/14/14 A/NT Gallery-Mixed (e)Motions-Juried Show-Julie Baroh, Paul pauper, Amy Tipton-7/2/14-7/27/14 Seattle, WA Ridgefield Guild of Artists-Juried Show-Laura Einstein-5/17/14-6/15/14 Ridgefield, CT Katonah Museum Artisits Assoc. Artwestchester-Juried Exhibition-Bartholomew Bland-5/16/14-6/26/14 White Plains, NY West Hartford Art League-CT+6 Juried Exhibition-William Morrison -5/4/14- 6/21/14 West Hartford, CT Washington Art Assoc.-Juried Show-Jack Dunbar Honorable Mention, 2/8/14-3/2/14 Washington Depot, CT, Pequot Library 16th Annual-Juried Show-Pamela Hovland & Sophia Geva 10/18/13-10/20/13 Southport, CT New Britain Museum of American Art 44th Annul-Juried Exhibition-Lexi Lee Sullivan 10/12/13-10/27/13 New Britain, CT Ridgefield Guild of Artisits 36th Annual Exhibition -Jacquie Littlejohn 9/19/13-10/26/13 Ridgefield, CT Washington Art Assoc.-Juried Show-Horace Goldsmith 1/26/13-2/23/13 Washington Depot, CT Ridgefield Guild of Artists 35th Annual-Juried Exhibition-Steve DeFrank, Honorable Mention 9/17/12 -10/26/12 Ridgefield, CT, Harrison Gallery-The Young Collector-A Group Show 6/2/12-6/30/12 Williamstown, MA. West Cove/A-Space Gallery - An Anthology of Connecticut Sculptors-5/12/12 - 6/10/12 West Cove/A-Space Gallery West Heaven, CT. Washington Art Assoc.- Juried Show-3/3/12-3/24/12 Washington Depot, CT. Behnke-Doherty Gallery-3rd Annual Winter Group Show -1/13/12- 4/1/12 Washington Depot, CT. Red Dot Art Fair - 11/30/11-12/4/11 Miami, FL. New Britain Museum of American Art 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition 10/29/11 - 11/13/11 New Britain, CT 55th Southern Vermont Arts Center-Juried Exhibition -J.Izzi, J.Van Fleet, J.Zwick 10/11/2011-1/13/2012 Manchester, VT Ridgefield Guild of Artists-34th Juried Exhibition - Cynthia Reeves 9/24/11 - 10/28/11 Ridgefield, CT Edgewater Gallery-Structurally Sound -8/15/11- 9/12/11 Middlebury, VT Behnke-Doherty Gallery - Bare Essentials -8/11/11-9/18/11 Washington Depot, CT Washington Art Assoc.-Potential Space -7/16/11-8/13/11Washington Depot, CT Harrison Gallery-7/1/11-7/31/11Ten Years 2001-2011-Williamstown, MA Behnke-Doherty Gallery -2 Person Show-4/1/11-5/8/11 Washington Depot, CT Behnke-Doherty Gallery-15 Artists -1/7/11 3/27/11 Washington Depot, REVIEWS: Litchfield County Times Center Piece 2014 Northwest Connecticut Arts Council April 2011 Waterbury, CT. Republican-America, February 2011 Litchfield CountyTimes, February 2011
Litchfield County Times Center Piece 2014
Northwest CT Arts Council April 2011The lines of a dancer's body are often Gitterman's source material. With that as inspiration, his works set out to capture a fleeting moment of arrested motion in bronze, cooper or aluminum.
His choice of material inevitably informs the finished product as the patina, color and even the thickness of various metals contribute to how the action is captured and translated.
Viewing Gitterman's realistic nudes in proximity with his abstractions offer a fascinating insight into his creative process. As one moves between them, similarities of curves and repetition of gesture begin to emerge. Suddenly seemingly purely abstract pieces become imbued with human qualities.
Many of the artist's bronzes are remarkably complex, with fold bending over fold, painted color meeting burnished surface, and edges inviting the viewer deeper into the heart of the piece. As the shapes evolve, so do the patinas and surfaces. Repose is transformed into possibility. Often when viewing a number of similar works in series, a single movement suddenly seems to reveal its full range of motion as the eye moves from one piece to the next.
Most recently, Joe has been working with polished stainless steel. The inherent stark contrasts available to him by mixing mirrored surface with dazzling color have led him to minimize the forms themselves, lest the exposition of the movement be drowned out by too much visual noise. The resultant works are striking in both their simplicity and their dazzling surfaces.
Line, surface, form: these are the elements that form the vocabulary of Gitterman's work. His language is an abstraction of gesture frozen in mid-flight. But the finished works speak to us in the graceful language of dance.
Republican-America February 2011Waterbury, CT. Republican-America, February 2011
15 Artists Show, January 7 March 25, 2011
An antidote to winter.. may be just the balm we need .. on view at the Washington Depot's Behnke Doherty Gallery. With such a brilliant star of realism in their midst (Tom Yorst) Behnke Doherty should be commended by mixing up the exhibit with such a fulsome display of abstraction. To a large extent, the divergent styles of art are pulled together by the gorgeous sculptures and ceramics the gallery has displayed thoughout. Often these sculptures seem in conversation with the works above. For instance the elegant, Brancusi-like bronzes of Joe Gitterman..sit under the resplendet Yorst landscapes. Gitterman's works are gymnastic and poised.
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