The ARTery JULY Featured Artists: Debbie Gioello & Carol Margreither Mainardi
Show dates: July 12th - August 5th 2013
The public is invited to the Artist’s reception and Milford's "Art After Dark" celebration on Saturday, July 13th from 6-9pm.
Debbie Gioello a Milford Artist who is passionate about her collection of bigger than life, realistic butterflies states:
After a winter solace, spring brings life and brightness to the natured earth.
For me, the life cycle of butterflies, represents this beauty of metamorphisms. Emerging with their splendid color configurations,
a butterfly’s beauty represents transformation at its grandest. “ Just when the caterpillar thought the world ended, it turned into a butterfly “
Debbie’s butterfly paintings are representative of butterfly specimens purchased on a trip to South America. They are vividly colorful in their representational beauty of harmony and balance.
They have been executed using acrylic paints and varnish in a multiple glazing technique. The completed painting of the butterfly is cut away from the original canvas and superimposed on another painted canvas producing a layered, three-dimensional textured painting.
Carol Margreither Mainardi has discovered a potent and transcendent metaphor for her life’s journey embodied in the image of the Mermaid. Beginning as a self- reflective artistic endeavor Carol soon discovered the archetypal element with in the Mermaid reflecting, in many ways, the journey of all women. Using her own multi-texture self-developed collage technique Carol draws the viewer’s attention to the various “tales” each painting represents. Carol’s mermaid’s are paper doll drawings or prints with, fabric, tough leather, or manta ray skin tails. Lumiere metallic and pearlescent colors blend to inhabit their environment. The mixed media backgrounds, including, suede board, fabric, and canvas embellished with materials found in nature books and decorative papers, and of course, blood, sweat and tears, are the essential ingredients of this enchanting archetypal alchemy.
ARTery Gallery, 210 Broad St., Milford, PA | (570) 409-1234 http://www.arterygallerymilford.com/
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