Meet the Artist: Marie Riccio
Featured artist Marie Riccio’s still-life paintings invite you into a quiet space of subtle color adjacent to bold color choices. Composition plays an important role in her work, drawing the eye into and around the paintings’ color spaces. In this series, she became intrigued by the properties of tissue paper. Despite its translucent nature, these papers obscure other elements, often with an unexpected visual weight. Riccio works from observation and while elements in the work are often obscured, others are found through the process of seeing. The tissue paper conceals elements hidden and inaccessible. The foreground objects often dominate the composition and keep the tissue paper at bay as it loomed over and into the spaces.
First Saturday Reception: 5-8pm
Artist Talk: April 23, 3pm
Exhibit running: April 1 – May 1
Gallery hours: Friday and Saturday: 12-8pm, Sunday: 12-5pm
Pictured: “Perfect Diamond,” oil on board, 20” x 20”