The Gallery of the College of Staten Island is delighted to announce the opening of Craig Manister: Painting the Rhythm of Perception,  Monday, Feb. 22 to Thursday Mar. 24.

With his more than 30-year-long commitment to the practice of painting, we are honored to present the first retrospective exhibition of Craig Manister’s work. From vibrant and energetic abstract paintings, the exhibition traces the emergence of the figure, Manister’s encounter with (and modern response to) Europe’s older artistic culture, as well as the rediscovery and reinvention of traditional genres such as landscape and still life. While the exhibition presents a rich diversity of subjects and styles, the underlying thread is the relationship of eye to hand that reveals Manister’s painted rhythm of perception.

Please join the artist and friends for a reception to celebrate the exhibition on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Refreshments will be served. All are warmly welcome.