Men’s Figurative Show, October 27 through November 16, 2006
Little Gorgeous Things presents “Centurions,” featuring the male figurative works of Skye Ferrante, a New York based internationally acclaimed sculptor; Michael Rogovsky, a Cape Cod painter, and Michael Breyette., a Massachusetts-based pastel artist who works in the realist tradition.
Skye Ferrante works with ty-wire, a medium more recognizably used by iron workers. Skye began his career as a ballet dancer. His figurative works use continuous lines and movement which are reminiscent of “ Drawing in Mid - air.” He is the only artist allowed to sculpt in the Metropolitan Museum in New York, having been given special permission to bring in sharp tools. His work is strongly influenced by jazz music, in particular Charlie Parker.
Skye began selling his works on the streets of New York City, in SOHO, a few blocks from his Sullivan Street studio. Thanks to the unparalleled foot traffic, his works are now hanging in private collections in over two dozen countries and in all fifty states including Puerto Rico. Most recently, Skye sold out at the annual Exhibit 06 at Bonhams Art House in New Bond Street in London. His work is currently being shown in the Cologne Art Fair, and in December, he will be heading back to London for a three week exhibition at Paul Smith Home in Mayfair, followed by a private benefactor’s show at Sadlers Well theatre.
Michael Rogovsky has been exhibiting his paintings in Provincetown for over 25 years, as well as in New York, Boston, Beverly Hills, Providence, and Philadelphia. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Stedman Art Gallery of Rutgers University, the University Collection of the University of Maryland, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, as well as numerous private collections in the United States and Canada.
Influenced by the traditions of the Cape School of Impressionism, Rogovsky’s work is marked by a bold employment of color and sweeping brush strokes. Rogovsky recently showed his landscape paintings at Little Gorgeous Things, and also had a one man show of landscapes at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis. In this exhibit he will be showing his male nudes.
He has painted a number of murals, and was chosen by Butler Psychiatric Hospital to paint a nine foot mural in the Lippitt building and to paint a mural over thirty feet long in the A.D.I. Unit. He has been invited to two Artist Residences at the Artist Enclave at I-Park in Haddam, Connecticut. He has taught Master Drawing classes at Castle Hill for a number of years and his one man show on Newbury Street in Boston garnered the Critic’s Choice in the “Boston Globe.” He was recently asked to exhibit in Japan in 2007.
Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in Art Education, and his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Maryland in Painting and Drawing. Throughout the years, his paintings have been the subject of many reviews in newspapers, magazines, art guides, and radio talk shows. His paintings have also been included in Lois Griffel's book, "Painting the Impressionist Landscape," in an article in "American Artist" magazine, and in the German magazine, "Euros." Two of his works were used on the set of the movie, "Tricks of the Trade." Michael has exhibited in Provincetown since 1977.