Perry Obee & J.D. Richey at Gallery 195

December 18, 2012 to March 15, 2013

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents an exhibition of paintings by Connecticut artists Perry Obee and J.D. Richey at Gallery 195 at First Niagara Bank, 195 Church St., 4th floor, New Haven. The exhibition will be on display during bank hours from December 18, 2012 through March 15, 2013. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

According to Debbie Hesse, the Arts Council’s Director of Artistic Services & Programs and curator of this show, the two are paired nicely because viewers will be able to compare and contrast their painterly styles. Both are representational artists; one gravitating towards interior spaces, the other toward exteriors.

Obee holds up the interior side of that dichotomy, often depicting his studio, himself, and other artworks, adding a level of intimacy to the work and building on the tradition of paintings within paintings.

Richey often chooses to paint outdoors. His ‘plein air’ works are not typical pastoral landscapes, but gritty street scenes. Still, the paintings incorporate vibrant colors and represent reality and New Haven in an honest and recognizable way.

For more information about this exhibition and Gallery 195 at First Niagara Bank, call the Arts Council at (203) 772-2788.


Gallery 195, a gallery exhibit in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven and First Niagara, is located at 195 Church Street (across from the New Haven Green) on the fourth floor. Two-person exhibitions are mounted quarterly and are coordinated by the Arts Council.

Artists’ Opportunity
If you would like to be considered for a two-person exhibition at Gallery 195, please send images, résumé and bio to: Arts Council of Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06510. For more information, call Debbie Hesse at 203-772-2788 or email dhesse [at]

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