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The Triumph of Intellect: November 19 to December 31

gallery_november2016The public is invited to a reception for “The Triumph of Intellect”, the solo show of 3D paintings of Louis Markoya at the Kershner Gallery on December 3 at The artist will talk at 5:30. The show runs from November 19 to December 31.

Bethel artist, Louis Markoya, grew up in Fairfield. He taught himself to paint like Salvatore Dali, became Dali’s protégé, and spent the next 5 years working with him on many projects. This included setting up the Salvatore Dali Museum in Spain.

In 1973, Louis had his first show at the Fairfield Library, To earn a living, he spent 40 years in the field of microlithography and was awarded more than 30 patents. When he resumed creating art, he did computer art with 3D fractals. His new work, he says, “combines surrealism and science in paintings and sculptures.“ He showed it at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA.

He says the work in this show represents “the mind, thought, and the mysteries that surround it. Much of my art has evolved well beyond the surrealism and subjects of my former master to represent the act of thought and thinking by presenting the viewer with geometry and architecture created by the neural networks and electrical activity that form our thoughts, dreams and emotions.

My art is a bridge between classical and cutting edge contemporary art.   I execute much of my work utilizing oil painting techniques taught by Dali to produce works based on three dimensional fractal geometry juxtaposed with elements of our real and discernable world to create something new and unusual… It is my most sincere hope that I can contribute to the growth of curiosity and mind expansion through my art.”  More of artwork by Markoya can be found on his website,

Click here for information about showing your work in our gallery(.pdf). Information pamphlets are also available at the circulation and reference desks at the library.