Water: A Parallel Universe
August 7-27, 2010
Opening Reception August 7 from 6-8pm

At the Richard J. Demato Gallery
90 Main Street Sag Harbor NY 11963

Charles Darwin: The Stranger's Craft, 48" x 48", oil on panel

In Donato's premier solo show at the Richard J. Demato Gallery, he will present his first themed exhibit with nearly a dozen new paintings created around the imagery of oceans and shorelines. Water: A Parallel Universe explores the relationships of nature, humanity and the inner world. The Oceans are the largest unexplored territory of our planet. Untamable, mysterious and necessary to our survival, they represent an entire universe of symbolism, discovery, unmapped worlds and inspiration.

"I have long been fascinated by seascapes and the transitional space between earth and water. For me, the shoreline represents a place of extreme danger but also the beginning of voyages and birth. The ocean is a place of immese scale, acutely reminding us of our own diminutive size."

- Donato Giancola

Breaker, 48"x24", oil on panel Undulations, 48"x24", oil on panel Two Opposing Forces, 48"x24", oil on panel
Santiago, 48"x36", oil on panel Knowledge, 48"x36", oil on panel Waiting, 48"x36", oil on panel
Leviathan, 33"x48", oil on panel Orphaned, 36"x48", oil on panel Water, 24"x36", oil on panel

To complement Donato's new series of water themed art, the gallery will also be showing a collection of his classic Science Fiction paintings.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Lovers,
36"x24", oil on panel
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Sleeper,
36"x24", oil on panel
Lethe, 16"x27", oil on panel
The End of Eternity, 14"x27", oil on panel


For more information, please visit the Richard J. Demato Gallery at http://www.rjdgallery.com/