Joseph R Gorneault Jr_Fluctuating_mixed media_42''x38''

Joseph R Gorneault Jr, “Fluctuating”, mixed media, 42”x38”

November 14 – January 19

Reception on Wednesday, November 16, 5-7 p.m. in Pegasus Gallery


Joseph R. Gorneault Jr’s mixed media paintings are created in response to political and social subject matter. Through abstract applications of paint and juxtapositions of collaged objects, topical meaning is communicated through symbolic and emotionally associative relationships. Three works in this show are accompanied by sonnet poems written by Gorneult’s friend and collaborator, Jim Whitten.

In his painting “Fluctuating,” marbleized color flows of white, black, blue, and red tinted gray pigments appear to emerge from and radiate around a distant central space. Its turbulent fluid textural composition materializes the intertwined forces of life and death.

Gorneault studied art at Tunxis Community College and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Hartford Art School. See more of Joe’s work at


For more information please contact: Matthew Weber, Art Curator, 860.343.5806,