Italian-born artist Angela DeCristofaro opened a exhibition entitled Wake, featuring
a new series of paintings at Commissary Arts in Venice, California yesterday evening.
The exhibition is continuation of ideas and images explored in her
2006 exhibition titled Totality Shaped Out of Nothing which was exhibited at the Metro Gallery in Pasadena, California. Freely appropriating images and ideas from contemporary culture, the artist often layers wedding cakes, water towers and vintage clothing styles in her figurative compositions. DeCristofaro moved from Italy to Southern California in the 1970′s and returned to Italy to complete her BFA in painting and drawing at L’istituto D’arte e di Restauro in Florence. The artist has exhibited at Sonrisa Gallery in Los Angeles, Randon Gallery in Highland Park, California and the Italian Cultural Institute Gallery in San Francisco.