“Billions & Billions of Blocks Project” Opening Reception

Trailer Box Project

Jul. 16, 2016, 05:00 pm

15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15
(203) 797-0230


Danbury, CT – Trailer Box Project will unveil a new solo exhibition by local artist Chris Durante. The “Billions & Billions of Blocks Project” will feature Durante’s drawings as well as his work in process — a series of numerous mixed media and wood blocks that viewers are encouraged to stack and sort as they see fit. The exhibition opens to the public at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 16th and will run through August 13th.

“I began making little blocks from the discarded wood detritus left over from my frame making business,” explains Durante. “I quickly saw the naked wooden cubes as an intriguing surface to mark upon, not unlike small six-sided sketchbooks. Using collage, paint or any and all tools available, even fire, the cube became a journal of juxtaposed language. As I made more I started to stack and sort them in seemingly endless play. These arrangements then suggested new drawings which in turn pointed back to the blocks, and so on. It’s like a huge infinite image generator.”

The owner of Chris Durante Framing in Danbury, Durante earned his BA in Graphic Design at Western Connecticut State University. Durante is a drawing instructor at Norwalk Community College and a consultant, framer, preparator and educator for The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. He has exhibited throughout the state of Connecticut and his works can be found in several collections, including Major League Baseball Marketing, Norwalk Community College, and Western Connecticut State University.

Trailer Box Project, a project space and gallery in Danbury, Connecticut is dedicated to assisting groundbreaking artists in sharing their concepts with the public.

Members of the general public are invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, July 16th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Trailer Box Project, 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 in Danbury. Operating hours for the exhibition are Tuesday through Friday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, or by appointment. For more information, please contact the gallery at 203.797.0230 or visit their website at www.trailerboxproject.com.

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