Come one, Come all, to the opening reception of Randy Gaetano’s solo exhibition “The Balance Ballads” at Pursuit Gallery on Friday, August 3rd. Opening reception 6-10pm
Randy Gaetano was born in June 1974 and early on learned the pleasures of painting and photography from his mother, Colleen Perren. His father, Roland Gaetano taught him the importance of exercising precision and craftsmanship in one’s work, as well as an astute appreciation for architecture. Randy spent his high school years cutting classes to ride the Vermont backcountry with a group of early freestyle snowboarders called Glebelands. In 1992 he moved to Vermont to attend St. Michael’s College and began riding professionally for the Burton team. He rode Burton and Airwalk for 7 years, traveling the world and appearing on the several magazine covers with his graceful style. Randy graduated St. Michael’s cum laude in 1998 with a BA in Fine Arts and Literature and spent the following year continuing his studies of painting and art history in Florence and Paris. After returning to America he lived in Brooklyn, New York for two years developing his series of diamond paintings and hieroglyphic-like robots. He then returned to Vermont for five years, making art and fathering a beautiful daughter. There he made work that explores how man reshapes nature to fit its needs and sense of beauty, using symmetry that exists both constructively and naturally as a platform.After spending the past two years in Costa Rica surfing and building a home in the jungle, Randy has again returned to the US. He’s now living on the coast of Maine, making art and building wooden surfboards for Grain Surfboards.
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