BRATTLEBORO — For the month of June, Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., is showing oil paintings by Bobby DiTrani, with an opening reception on Friday, June 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., as part of Gallery Walk.
As described by the gallery, DiTrani's work “focuses on themes of mythology, archetype, and implied narrative, often with an environmental undertone. Beautifully rendered figures full of energy and light in devastated landscapes. Drawing from past and contemporary influences, new myths are transcribed for our times. A climate of unrest described hovering amongst the natural world.”
DiTrani's formative years were spent in the once small logging town of North Bend, Washington, and the heavily deforested Pacific Northwest informs his work. He studied painting at the Aristides Classical Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and then set out to wander.
When not painting or drawing, he frequently tours the country with his band, DiTrani Brothers.
In addition to his personal body of artwork, Bobby DiTrani has created imagery for bands such as The Resonant Rogues, Intuitive Compass, Mike Antone, Isenordal, Impulse Noise, Asymmetric Warfare, and his own.
He has also recently finished a project with poet GennaRose Nethercott and Ninepin Press entitled Lianna Fled the Cranberry Bog, in which he created over 200 illustrations to accompany a series of narrative prose.
For more information, visit galleryinthewoods.com or call 802-257-4777.