PEDRO MARTIN DE CLET "PATRIOT"

Collages on exhibit: September 29 - October 29, 2004

at the York Square Cinema Gallery

61 Broadway, New Haven 06511.

You are cordially invited to the Artist Reception: Sunday, October 3, 4 to 6 PM

 

"I believe that Art must reflect & not ignore our times," says Pedro DeClet. "We must deal with what is painful in order to bring relief, bring light to what is dark, and balance to a man-made unbalanced world."

DeClet is a completely self-taught artist, who although working in multiple mediums, considers himself foremost a Painter. "My subject matter is everything having to do with life, Love, hate, joy, fear, pain, happiness, sorrow, and everything in between. I Paint what others can't or won't. I believe that ideas are only as good as the content that embodies them. I Paint the truth. Painting should be as real as the Paint put on the canvas or paper. It need not be figurative, but should carry the weight & conviction of a soul."

 
"A Review of America's Old Glories"
5 ft. x 9 ft. collage on panel
 
"Portrait de Genocide"
5 ft. x 4 ft. collage on panel
 
"Flag for Pedro Albiz Campos"
5 ft. x 4 ft. collage on panel
 
DeClet has had several solo shows at the New Haven Public Library main branch, and "The Fall of Icarus" at the Henry Carter Hull Library branch, also shown at Norwalk Community Technical College; 'Protest', and "Born Behind Bars," at The Buttonwood Tree Gallery in Middletown; 'Immortal: Pedro Martin De Clet, The Paintings of a Demi-God', at The Discovery Museum in Bridgeport; "Night Gallery," Dagget Square, New Haven. DeClet's works are in many significant art collections around the US and the world.
 
Pedro Martin DeClet

Exhibition History

Solo Shows

Self-Portraits: The New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven; Connecticut. October 1 - 31, 2003.
'A Year Later', The New Haven Public Library, New Haven; Connecticut. September 2 - 30, 2002.
'Protest', The Buttonwood Tree Gallery in Middletown, CT. April 15 - May 31, 2002.
'Collages': 1993-2001, The New Haven Public Library, New Haven, CT. September 7 - October 31, 2001.
'The Fall of Icarus' & Other Works, The Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton, CT. September 1 - November 30, 2000.

"The Fall of Icarus", Norwalk Community Technical College Gallery, Norwalk; Ct. August 25 - October 8, 1999.
'Immortal: Pedro Martin De Clet, The Paintings of a Demi-God', The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport; Ct, Sept.6 - Oct.31, 1998.
"Boricua", The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown; Ct. Sept.1 - Oct.10, 1997.
Night Gallery, Dagget Square, New Haven; Ct. March - April, 1996.
Parkville Business Center, Hartford; Ct. February -April., 1996.
Pedro Martin DeClet: Born Behind Bars", The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown; Ct. November - December, 1993.

Group Shows

City-Wide Open Artists Studios, Science Park, New Haven, CT, October 7 - 29, 2003.

"THE ART OF HISTORICAL REVELATION: THE DIVIDED WORLD," The York Square Cinema Gallery, New Haven, CT, June 19 - July 18, 2003.
Hygienic Art 24, Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT, January 25 - February 9, 2003.
City-Wide Open Artists Studios, Pirelli Building, Long Wharf, New Haven; Connecticut. October 14-31, 2002.
Reflections': September 11, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT, November 16, 2001 - January 11, 2002.
City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT. October 15-31, 2001.
'La Ventana Abierta' (The Open Window), Ninth Square, New Haven, CT, June 30 - September 15, 2001.
New Haven Healing Arts Collective: An Exhibition of Works & Words by New Haven Artists, New Haven Public Library, New Haven, CT, May - June, 2001. 2000
City-Wide Open Artists Studios, Smoothie Building, New Haven; Ct. October 6 - 21, 2000.

1999

"In Bloom", Norwalk Comm. Tech. College Gallery,

Norwalk; Ct. June 4 - August 17, 1999.

1997

"39 Annual Barnum Festival Juried Art Exhibition, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport; Ct. June 26 - August 1, 1997.
CPA Annual Show, Civic Center Mall, Hartford, CT. June 5 - 28, 1997.
"Out of Into", Lukacs Gallery, Fairfield University. Fairfield, CT, February 24 - March 21, 1997.
"Heaven & Hell", Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, January 17 - March 9, 1997.

CPA Annual Show, Hartford Civic Center Mall, Hartford, CT, May, 1996.
"Art from Connecticut's Prisons", New Haven Free Public Library, Ct. November - January, 1995.
CPA Annual Show, Tower Business Center, Hartford, CT, 1995.

 

 
   
"The Fall of Icarus" oil on canvas
     

Newspaper Reviews

2003
The New London Day, Amid The Avant Garde, Voices Against War: Hygienic Art 24. January 26. Illustrated.

2002
The New Haven Advocate, 'Protest': Pedro Martin de Clet's reflections on the Middle East. May 30. Illustrated.
The New Haven Register/Arts, 'Getting Inside with Outsider Art'. May 26.
Yale Bulletin & Calendar, 'Art gallery to showcase Outsider Art' at special fundraising event for Fellowship Place'. May 24.
The Hartford Courant, 'Artist Voices Mideast Issues', April 15. Illustrated.

2001
Yale Daily News, City_Wide Open Studios Ends After Successful Run, November 14.
The New Haven Advocate, 9.11: The Artists Respond, October 18-24.
Harbor News (Westbrook; Ct.), Open Studios Opens Doors for Artists Viewers, October 18. Illustrated.

1999
Self-Taught, Outsider, & Folk Art: A Guide to American Artists, Locations & Resources by Betty-Carol Sellen with Cynthia J. Johnson.
The Hour (Norwalk; Ct.), The Fall of Icarus, September 24. Illustrated.

1998
Raw Vision, Raw News U.S.A., Fall. Illustrated.
Connecticut Post, A Celebration of Forms & Colors, September 27. Illustrated.
New Haven Register, Immortal: Pedro Martin de Clet, The Paintings of a Demi-God, August 30. Illustrated

1997
The Hartford Courant, Local Artist takes a Bold look at Himself, September 6. Illustrated.
The Hartford Courant, The Good, The Bad, & The Artists, January 19.

1996
Art Finder, The Artists of the Connecticut Prison Association Arts Program, Fall. Illustrated
The Hartford Courant, Exhibit a show of Inmates' freedom of expression, May 23. Illustrated.
Hartford Advocate, Set their spirits free, May 2-8. Illustrated

New Haven Advocate, Way to do time, May 2-8. Illustrated
TheHartford Courant, Exhibit a showcase for prison art, April 25. Illustrated

1995

Connecticut Prison Association Journal, Inspired in Prison, Fall. Illustrated

1993
Associated Press, nationwide feature, A creative outlet on the inside, November. Illustrated
The Hartford Courant, Prisoner portrays pain in art, November 12. Illustrated
Meridan Record-Journal, Cheshire artists finds muse behind bars, November 8. Illustrated
Fairfield County Advocate, Different strokes, the New Silvermine Show celebrates unconventional artists, July 1.
New Canaan Advertiser, A 'wealth' of grays in art at guild, July 1.
Darien News Review, Guild mounts uncommon works in 'Wealth of
Grays', July 1.

1992

West Hartford News, 'Art in Correction' showcases the work of convicts, July 9. Illustrated

 

 

Collectors

Ms.Sonia Angelica Cruz, Clinton; CT.
Ms. Heidi Ann Zehnder, Branford; Connecticut.
Mr.Manuel Tomas Cruz, Fremont; California.
Mr. Angel Cruz Jr., Newport; Virginia.
Ms. Sonia Vazquez Cruz, Florida; Puerto Rico.
Ms. Cherica Moore, Westbrook, CT.
Jennifer Mc Donold Peltier & Richard & Jaden Yu, Berkeley. CA.
Mr. Dan Wallace Smith "Louisiana Dan", Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Eben Whitcomb, Clinton, Connecticut.
Dr. John Struger, East Haven, Connecticut.
Mr. Paul Owin of Wisconsin. Mr. Jon Pickard, New Haven, CT.
Mr. Glenn Anderson & Family, West Haven, CT.
Mr. Kelly Craig Freelove, New Haven. CT.
Ms. Emma Jones, New Haven, CT.
Mr. Omar Mureebe, Norwalk, CT.
Ms. Jenelle Williams, Chestnut Hill; Mass.
Prof. Joan Fitzsimmons & Family, Shelton, CT.
Mr. Benjamin Ortiz, Ridgefield; CT.
Mr. John Cusano, Norwalk, CT.
The Honorable Poet & Man of Letters, Prof. Tony Conner, Middletown, Ct. & London; England.
Mr. Roger Ricco of Ricco/ Maresca Gallery, N.Y, N.Y.
Owen & Marilyn Bradley, Milwaukee; Wisconsin.
Mr. Jon Pickard, New Haven, CT.
Ms. Audrey Heckler, New York, New York.
Mickey & Janice Cartin, West Hartford; CT.
The Allison Family, Middletown; CT.
Mr. Martin Kane, Buckland, Maine.
Mr. Adam Gray & family, Clinton; CT.
Mr. Jeffrey Brian Merrill, Clinton, CT.
Mr. David Keith, North Haven, CT.
Ms. Nicole Tucker, Mass.
Mr. Aric Bernstein, Bloomfield, CT.
Mr. Sal Frumento, New Haven, CT.
Mr. Christopher Elia, West Hartford, CT.
Ms. Susan Hardesty & Family, Norwalk, CT.
Dale & Amanda Smith, Branford, CT.
Deborah & Douglas Hall, Voluntown, CT.
Mr. Ray Peters, Clinton, CT.
M s.Kathleen Fahey, Clinton; CT.
Mr.Kendric Becker, Clinton, CT.
Mr. Todd Eng, San Francisco; California.
Mr. & Mrs. Fang Xiao Zhou, East Haven, CT.
Ed & Claudia Mullins, Blacksburg; Virginia.
The Faulkner Family, Clinton, CT.
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Mc Kean Conner, Mozambique; Africa.
The Roberts Family, Old Saybrook, CT.
Mr. Matthew Rosenbeck, Nueva Orleans; La.
Mr. James Thomas Melly & Family, Ellington, CT.
Mr. Ernest Blue, Waterbury, CT.
Mr. Todd Clarke & family, New London, CT.
Ms. Barbara Douglas, Guilford, CT.
Mr. James William Jackson, Springfield; Mass.
Mr. Rosevelt Mc Call, New Haven, CT.
Mr. Joel Hyman, Oakland; California.
Ms. Diana Rogers, Clinton, CT.
Ms. Elizabeth Wissner, New Haven, CT.
Prof. Richard William Krevolin, Los Angeles, CA.
Ms. Simone Olivia Lourenco, New Haven; CT.
Ms. Carolann Wachter, N.Y.; N.Y.
Mr. Jeffrey Paul Greene, Hartford; CT.
Mr. David Patrick Houston, Middletown; CT.
Ms. Glorimar Marroquin, New London; CT.
Ms. Natalie Tucker, New York; New York.
Ms. Lucinda Carnell, Oakland, CA.
Ms. Abigail Reynolds, Rockville, CT.
Ms. Nicole Salva, Bethany, CT.
Mr. & Mrs. Eic Morton, Branford, CT.
Ms.Beverly Sue Kaye, Woodbridge, CT.
Mr. Johnes Ruta, New Haven, CT.

 

Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 1 to 10 PM Monday thru Friday: 5 to 10 PM.

(Handicap Accessible). Admission Not required to view exhibition.