The Ones I Love

April 30 to May 30, 2004

Reception Saturday May 1, 4 to 7 PM

Barbara Canizzaro
Joe Carrano
Anita Konig
India Richer
Katie Murray
Miriam Shaer
Jerry Vezzuso
Shira Weinert


Curated by Larry Racioppo

   Safe-T-Gallery is pleased to be presenting “The Ones I Love,” an exhibit of work by eight contemporary artists revolving upon each artist’s relationships to their family. The show’s title is derived from a Kenneth Patchen poem, remembered with poetic license by curator Larry Racioppo, "Suppose they are nothing, the ones I love, they are all I have."
   The eight artists range in age from 25 to 78 and thus view the family from evolving perspectives. Some of the artists concentrate on one particular member of their family. For photographers Jerry Vezzuso and Shira Weinert that person is their mother, Katie Murray has focused on her younger sister, while Anita Konig asks the viewer to look beyond the frame in her series of self-portraits. The life and work of Barbara Cannizzaro’s father are the inspiration for her constructions of found and hand-made objects, while Miriam Schaer, will show two artist’s books that have grown to become life-sized three-dimensions figures, from a series she calls “Solitary Confinements: a Family Portrait.” Relationships between loved ones are the subject matter of India Richer’s powerfully revealing drawings, while Joe Carrano uses photographs and found objects in constructions evoking memories of his Williamsburg family.