Fred Giampietro Gallery is pleased to present the work of painter Richard Lytle and ceramicist Casey Koh.
Painter Richard Lytle was included in the famous “Sixteen Americans” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1959. But unlike his counterparts Frank Stella and Ellsworth Kelly, who favored hard-edged, Minimalist painting, Lytle has continued to draw inspiration from the organic world throughout his career. A graduate of the Cooper Union and the Yale School of Art (where he remained a valued member of the faculty for four decades), Lytle began his career as an assistant to Josef Albers in basic drawing and color instruction. Mastery of color is a hallmark of Lytle’s work, whether in his detailed studies of flora in watercolor and charcoal or in his fantastical botanical landscapes, so detailed that they begin to loop back into abstraction.
Casey Koh was born in Korea in 1952 and has been living in New York since 1976.He studied at Korea's prestigious Hong-Ik University, where he majored in graphic arts and design.Koh had gravitated to ceramic sculpture through his focused work in other mediums, including drawing, painting, illustration, and graphic and media design.He attended Pratt Insitute and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1985. In the 1990s he continued post-graduate studies at both Parsons School of Design and The School of Visual Arts in New York. Koh continues his practice in New York and frequently travels to Europe and Asia in search of inspiration and stimulation.
Fred Giampietro Gallery is located across the street from the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art, less than 1 mile from interstate I-91 and Union Railroad Station at 1064 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06510. Gallery hours are Monday –Saturday 11am – 5pm or by appointment. For more information please call the Gallery at (203) 777-7760