Vincent Giarrano to give Drawing Demonstration
Friday, April 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

NASHVILLE— In conjunction with his upcoming exhibition, Contemporary Realist Vincent Giarrano will give a drawing demonstration at Haynes Galleries on April 24, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The demo takes place the same day as the opening reception of “Vincent Giarrano: Life in the City— Paintings, Drawings & Sketches.” Both the demo & exhibition are free and open to the public.

During his demo, Vincent Giarrano will draw a model from life in the gallery surrounded by the new works that make up his exhibition. He will give light commentary as he works and once the drawing demonstration is complete, he will take questions from guests. 

A former BP Portrait Award Finalist in London & Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Finalist in Washington, D.C., Giarrano considers drawing an integral part of his painting process. The time he spends making preparatory drawings is the time he truly gets to know the subjects of his portraits. 

New drawings by Giarrano are an important portion of the new exhibition at Haynes Galleries. The artist’s concept for the show is to share his painting process from the beginning to end. Guests will see preparatory drawings, painted sketches and finished paintings where they can follow the artist’s compositional changes, such as why he decided to alter the pose of a model from a drawing to the finished painting. They will experience Giarrano’s train of thought and share in his endeavor.

Thematically, the exhibition presents what is at the heart of Giarrano’s work- seemingly ordinary moments from everyday life in New York City. The scenes appeal on an emotional level because Giarrano sees the natural, simple narratives in these scenes and captures them with visceral realness.