Duly Noted Painters CUBA at Hillyer Art Space

By Editorial Team on January 20, 2016

Thu, 14 January 2016 - Sat, 30 January 2016

Still from A Duly Noted Cultural Exchange video. Courtesy of Duly Noted Painters Kurtis Ceppetelli & Matthew Malone.
Still from A Duly Noted Cultural Exchange video. Courtesy of Duly Noted Painters Kurtis Ceppetelli & Matthew Malone.


Currently on view.


Closing reception and artist talk: Saturday, January 30 from 4pm to 5pm

Duly Noted Painters invite you to attend the closing reception and artists talk for Cuba on Saturday, January 30th at the Hillyer Art Space. CUBA is an exhibition that features new work from the artists recent travels to Cuba during the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. Please join them for an hour of art and engaging conversation as they celebrate the closing of their latest exhibition.

CUBA is on display at the Hillyer Art Space thru January 30th. Gallery visits can be arranged upon request, please contact dulynotedpainters@gmail.com.

For additional commentary and insight into the artists trip to Cuba, visit their YouTube page for their interview with the Associated Press.

About Duly Noted
Duly Noted Painters are the Washington, DC (Brookland) based artistic duo consisting of Kurtis Ceppetelli and Matthew Malone. The two painters met in 2009 while working at The Phillips Collection. They soon discovered a way to explore something new, artistically; capturing and expressing real-time experiences and interactions on canvas. “Our creative process is a true collaboration, similar to jazz musicians, at times we work together simultaneously, while there are times where one steps back to observe the other until inspired to take action.”

The materials we use are a combination of charcoal, recycled latex house paint and drop cloth canvas. These can be found at any local hardware store. The paints are quick drying yet still allows for easy reworking. This plays into our ability to work together at the same time.

In general, each piece starts with an exploratory idea or goal in mind. Our work pulls from multiple sources that ultimately guide us to a conclusion. Some things are left as is, re-positioned, altered, or removed entirely. Our process does not adhere to a set formula dictating who does what, when. Our approach allows for dramatic changes within each artist and piece, leading to surprising and often unexpected results.

Whether hidden or exposed, everything left for the viewer to see contains bits and pieces from each of us. Together as Duly Noted and with an inherent understanding of our craft, we pick up the tools left by the artists before us in effort to continue a tradition in redefining what painting is.

About Hillyer Art Space
Hillyer Art Space is a contemporary gallery dedicated to serving the public with quality exhibitions and programming. Established in April 2006, Hillyer is a program of International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally through exhibitions, programs, and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public.

Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Ct. NW. Please visit http://hillyerartspace.org for additional information.