URI to exhibit ‘Confessions’

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KINGSTON, R.I. – April 12, 2010 – The University of Rhode Island’s Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons will showcase Liviu Cupceancu’s art exhibit, Confessions, through May 29. The library is located at 15 Lippitt Road on URI’s Kingston campus. The exhibit, free and open to the public, includes wooden sculptures, prints, oil and acrylic paintings.

A Romanian native, Cupceancu was drawn to art at a young age, but pursued a career in biology. After receiving his degree, he and wife Elena moved to Connecticut where he worked in neurobiology research at the University of Connecticut.

Cupceancu’s artistic ability enabled him to illustrate and photograph scientific visuals for magazines such as The Journal of Neuroscience and Neuron.

While continuing to dabble in painting, sculpting and photography on the side, Cupceancu decided to dedicate his life to art in 1998. As part of various art associations, Cupceancu’s art has won several awards and has been displayed in private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

“In my work utilizing the semi-abstract elements of nature and organizing imaginative patterns of shape and color, I try to record what I see and feel. The figurative and metaphorical pieces of my three-dimensional figures show to the world the positive, unseen beauty and tension of the human body,” said Cupceancu in his artist statement.

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Pictured above

Breeze : colorful abstract acrylic painting on canvas

Transilv Sighi : black and white picture

Untitled : wooden sculpture