Cerasoli Gallery director, Freddi Cerasoli, has curated a summertime exhibition of over 20 contemporary artists working in a variety of media, including Lena Wolff, Josh Peter, Jennifer Davis, Michele Carlson, David O’Brien, and Ria Brodell. Both new and emerging as well as more established artists are participating in Splash, and all works selected embrace a summer theme.
Lena Wolff combines drawing, sewing, paper-cut, and collage to create delicate and radiating shapes that mimic the blazing sun. She uses the concentrical rings of confetti paper circles to illustrate the familiar presence of the flaming orb. In delicate and intricate pen and ink drawings, Michele Carlson mixes contemporary icons and imagery with historical narratives to stimulate our collective memory while critiquing the social, political, and domestic realms of our existence. Carlson holds an MFA in Printmaking, an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the California College of Arts, as well as a BFA in Printmaking and BAs in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and American History from the University of Washington.
All artists seek to create sublime imagery surrounding the nature of beauty by reaching beyond the traditional forms of expression. Each artist included takes a refreshing approach to their media and subject matter, resulting in an inspiring and sometimes surprising group exhibition. The opening reception is Saturday, July 12 from 6-9. Splash will be on view at Cerasoli Gallery until August 2, 2008.