Jim Zingarelli – Synergy: Chord & Color

June 29-July 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 2016, 5:00-8:00 pm

  • Jim Zingarelli

    Chord & Color #5 (detail), oil, graphite, and galkyd on linen over panel, entire work 16 x 70 inches, 2015.

    Chord & Color #5 Detail
  • Jim Zingarelli

    Chord & Color #5 (detail), oil, graphite, and galkyd on linen over panel, entire work 16 x 70 inches, 2015.

    Chord & Color #5 Detail
  • Jim Zingarelli

    Chord Color #5, oil, graphite, and galkyd on linen over panel, 16 x 70 inches, 2015.

    Chord & Color #5
  • Jim Zingarelli

    Chord & Color #6 (detail), oil, graphite, and galkyd on linen over panel, entire work 16 x 70 inches, 2015.

    Chord & Color #6 Detail
  • Jim Zingarelli

    Chord & Color #6 (detail), oil, graphite, and galkyd on linen over panel, entire work 16 x 70 inches, 2015.

    Chord & Color #6 Detail
  • Jim Zingarelli

    Chord Color #6, oil, graphite, and galkyd on linen over panel, 16 x 70 inches, 2015.

    Chord & Color #6
  • Jim Zingarelli

    Chord & Color #7 (detail), oil, graphite, and galkyd on linen over panel, entire work 16 x 70 inches, 2015.

    Chord & Color #7 Detail
  • Jim Zingarelli

    Chord & Color #7 (detail), oil, graphite, and galkyd on linen over panel, entire work 16 x 70 inches, 2015.

    Chord & Color #7 Detail
  • Jim Zingarelli

    Chord Color #7, oil, graphite, and galkyd on linen over panel, 16 x 70 inches, 2015.

    Chord & Color #7

Press Release
Artist Website
"Visual Art and Music Inspire each other at Kingston and Beyond." Kingston Blog: Thinking About Art Out Loud. July 26, 2016.

Guest Artist Jim Zingarelli presents a group of paintings from his Chord & Color series, works that merge the influences of visual and aural expression with his finely calibrated technique. Inspired by musical chord structures, tonal color, pace, and rhythmic punctuation, the rich, flat colors form vertically striped fields onto which slim black lines curve and swirl. The paintings refer to music, in detailed and technical ways. The vertical stripes visualize the action of the metronome, enabling viewers to see a series of expressive compositions. Music was made based on the paintings as well. The Chord & Color series was part of a virtual exhibition and a musical performance featuring original scores and performances by two professors, a saxophonist and a violinist, at the Berklee College of Music in January 2016. The collaborative project fused painting and composition, creating a uniquely integrated experience for the audience.