Excerpt from the exhibit catalog:
"Joseph Fiore (1925—2008) was an artist widely respected by other artists, but not widely known by the art public. This exhibit of 48 of Fiore's drawings, pastels, and watercolors spans the years from right after World War II to the early 21st century. It is a small sample from a steady, dedicated, and prolific life in the studio. For Fiore these works were visual meditation. Occasionally a drawing here was done in preparation for a painting, but most often these were made for the artist.
In this exhibition we see the incubation of what artists and critics admired, and we get a sense of the range of Fiore's visual intelligence. That intelligence is by turns naturalistic, abstract, lyrical, planar, atmospheric, symbolic, calligraphic, and pictorial."
-Theodore L. Prescott