The City Gallery’s Piccolo Spoleto exhibition, Tales Transposed: a Celebration of Imagination, opens tomorrow, which means you can get in and see it before the Spoleto crowds hit. Swing by the opening reception tomorrow night from 5-7 p.m.

The group show features painter Nathan Durfee, collage artist Lillian Trettin, and sculptor Judy Mooney. Durfee, who is represented by Robert Lange Studios, is known for his fanciful, narrative paintings, while Trettin creates collages and paper figurines based on the Southern Gothic works of Flannery O’Connor. Mooney’s work focuses on Gullah vernacular architecture, like praise houses and traditional cabins.

Tales Transposed is a bit of a departure for Durfee. Though his work always contains some kind of implied narrative, with characters who appear over and over, this time he decided to paint one single, fleshed-out story about a lonely dog named Bartholomeux who discovers his love for the piccolo (in honor of Piccolo Spoleto). We got a sneak peek at these new pieces inside his studio. Enjoy!

  • Bartholomeux and the Congregation
  • Bartholomeux Felt Safe in the Fold
  • Bartholomeux Felt Something for the Fan