Empirical Evidence: Gerry Perrino – Painter & Mentor

Empirical Evidence: Gerry Perrino – Painter & Mentor

February 22 – March 24, 2024


Opening Reception:  February 22, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk with Gerry Perrino and Alumni:  February 22, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.


The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Empirical Evidence: Gerry Perrino – Painter & Mentor.  This is a special alumni exhibition organized around the teachings and paintings of Gerry Perrino, professor of painting at Salve Regina University.  This group exhibition highlights Perrino’s most recent work and the paintings of fourteen former students from across the country.


Gerry Perrino is a painter, an image maker, and a storyteller.  He works with still life arrangements of toys and miniatures to craft visual narratives that are at once playful, poetic, and political.  His oil paintings draw the viewer into a meticulously rendered metaphoric world of staged figures, signs, and props.


As a professor of painting and drawing, Perrino engages his students in the problems of visual thinking.  He teaches them how to understand and interpret empirical evidence.  From foundation drawing to advanced painting, Perrino inspires new and authentic relationships between teacher and student, observation and imagination, art and life.  This exhibition reflects on this unique learning process in the visual arts and celebrates the study of painting at Salve Regina University over the past twenty-five years.  This exhibition brings together the artwork of the following alumni that Perrino mentored.


Victor Aguirre-Williams ‘21

Jennifer Bulay ‘07

Rachel DeLuca ‘16

Megan Garbe ‘10

Serena Lafond ‘16

Jeremy Lukasiewicz ‘21

Patricia Jurkowski ‘23

Mia Loia ‘14

Cara Lopilato ‘14

Lauren Roeser (formerly Bingham) ‘15

Nora Sands ‘03

Tommy Slocum ‘03

Maddie Squizzero ‘21

Jordan Thuman ‘16


The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina.  It is a fully accessible space with parking along Lawrence Avenue and Leroy Avenue.  The gallery is open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.

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