Fifty Years of Inspiration from Artist Biagio Civale on Display in Yonkers

A solo exhibition at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Yonkers this month represents 50 years of work, as expressed through the unique perspectives acquired during extensive traveling by artist Biagio “Gino” Civale. These works represent a career that transitioned through various phases of influence and exploration of artistic techniques, including expressionism, abstracts, and his current inclination toward collage and assemblage. The twelve exhibited works will be on display from April 5 through April 24, with the only theme being that of Civale’s experiences. The works were chosen based on those pieces which have the most meaning to the artist. For instance, a holy Arab preacher in Benghazi, whom he saw when he was only five years old; the face of a Mexican woman who represents the relationship between a human being’s face and the type of life that person has experienced; and a memory of the clear sky on September 11, 2001 that was invaded with smoke from the Twin Towers. Civale has studied extensively around the world, including Italy, France and the United States, and currently has a studio in Yonkers. An opening reception will take place on April 5. For more info, visit

A version of this article first appeared in the April issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at

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