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Above: "The Lake." Read more about Joe Radoccia below.
Hudson Valley artist Joe Radoccia has been exhibiting his work for over 20 years and was selected by Charles Leslie of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York for a portrait commission.
His work varies widely, as he says, "I tend to create bodies of work with vastly different focuses. Moving from decorative small oils, into gestural figure studies, then on to extra-large portrait painting (the portraits are 5 feet high). Then restlessness sets in, a yearning for color, and I return to the small oils again, and so the cycle repeats."
He's back to the portraits now as he has three exhibitions upcoming. A small series of LGBTQ Elder portraits are to be shown at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ center in Kingston, N.Y., in August. Several large portraits are in a four-person exhibit at the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University in Ohio, opening this September. And Joe has a very large one-man exhibition of his LGBTQ portraits commemorating "Stonewall 50 Years After" opening at Art Rage in Syracuse, N.Y., in June of 2019.