Visit Our Showroom To View Our Current International Fine Art Exhibit:
September 2013 - January 2014
Meet the Boston Area Artists:
Lynda Michad Cutrell
Lynda Michad Cutrell combines real data and satellite imagery into her work. “I combine what I love: systems, data, information and paint. In the intersection of Art and Science I incorporate actual molecular structures and Census Data. My aerial landscape paintings are views of the Earth, a blueprint for ecology and energy of common areas. In all my work, there is realism in the painting... then a lean into a 'perception' of abstraction. I attempt to indicate the beauty and perfection that is possible between the natural world and the makings of human-kind.” Cutrell's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts and at The Danforth Art Museum.
Marian Dioguardi was born and raised in the Italian American urban neighborhood of East Boston. Marian pursued her childhood ambition, art, by attending art classes at Massachusetts College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, studying under Barney Rubenstein. She studied independently for five years under Ed Stitt, a Boston painter. Her urban studio is in Boston’s South End. She is recognized for paintings of simple objects such as cups and laundry lines, in brave, bold and intensified colors. Her work is a celebration of dignified, humble lives and familiar places and things. She has received numerous awards including the Jean Koch Award, for Painting, 2009, and the Nancy T. Baldwin Award, Drawing, 2008 from the Concord Art Association.
Phyllis Ewen’s whimsical wall sculptures evoke music, poetry and dance. The glass-like vessels and gourds are playfully exploring notions of filling, emptying, pouring and holding. As light as birds, the pieces convey the fragility and beauty of glass, but are actually cast latex, filled and covered with clear resin. The space between them is enlivened by linear gestures of steel and copper wire; thus, the wall becomes part of the sculpture.
Diane Novetsky is an American painter and printmaker, living near Boston, MA. Her lyrical abstract painting features a richly textured surface built up through many layers of acrylic paint. Diane‰s work suggests imagined landscapes that can be either energizing or contemplative in nature. “My abstract paintings are built up in layers—like the strata of the earth—using a variety of acrylic-based mediums which sometimes echo the gritty qualities of natural sand and stone. This body of work suggests imaginary landscapes or the shifting of geologic plates of the earth’s crust. Luminous veils of transparent color over textured surfaces evoke a strong sense of the internal forces, rhythms and energy of the earth and its bodies of water. As an abstract painter, my work evolves intuitively from an inner cache of dreams, half-forgotten memories, and fleeting glimpses of everyday life. The core of each painting’s meaning lies in the “conversation” I have with the work in progress. My paintings invite the viewer to trace this dialogue and to participate in its creation.”
Judy Riola is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Vassar College. She was the recipient of a Traveling Scholarship from the Museum and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist in painting, and was included in New England/New Talent at the Fitchburg Art Museum and the MCCA Artists Invitational Painting Exhibition at the Massachusetts Convention Center.
Today July lives and works in Boston.
Kim takes an integrated approach to working, which develops further in the installations and site-specific sculptural pieces she creates. Creating large site-specific work has been her optimal sculptural process. She has made numerous public artworks that link a space with public interest keeping a keen eye for the architecture of the site, aesthetics, and her goals as an artist. Her gallery and museum installations often highlight important social and environmental issues while always keeping true to the basics of what she offers as an artist, a defined but light touch that examines and intersects the boundaries between life and spirit. “My artwork is a multi-disciplinary expression of my passion for the environment combined with my fascination for diverse materials. Organic forms and patterns deeply influence my work, as my physical connection to nature is intensely spiritual. Yet my interests are broad and my ideas are always evolving. I draw inspiration from history, current events and personal relationships. All of these influences weave their way into my thoughts and manifest themselves in my art.”
Charyl Weissbach's studio and gallery is located in Boston's historic South End. Weissbach received a BFA in painting and art history from Masachusetts College of Art & Design. Her artwork is represented in many galleries and corporate collections including L'Attitude Gallery, Boston, Art3Gallery, Manchester, NH, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital, UPenn, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Winchester Hospital, Oracle|Acme Packet, and Novacare Pharmaceuticals. She is featured in Encaustic Works 2012: A Biennial Exhibition in Print, and 100 Artists of New England. According to Charyl, “Through the use of abstraction, I explore nature’s vastness, movement, and distinguished beauty. It is my hope that these observations, which have formed the basis of these encaustic paintings, will be in some way conveyed to those viewing them.”
Meet the International Artists:
Mario Baldarella's homeland of Sicily greatly impacts his artwork. According to Mario, "It is a small chunk of earth in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, a place rich in history and contradiction. The dominant colors are the marvelous dark blue of the sea, often very choppy from high winds and the pure yellow of the natural sandy 'tuff stone', from which all the houses are made. It's a place where you can find every single thing, as well as its opposite; wealth and poverty, ancient artistic beauties and modern eyesores, mafia and honesty, snow and sweltering heat - all in such a small handkerchief of land! The character of Sicilians perfectly reflects all these contradictions, and it is not uncommon to witness crazy paradoxical situations from which the nonsense themes of my paintings take their root."
Noel Gazzano was born on the coast of Italy and has spent time traveling on the open sea. She currently lives in Florence and her vast experience traveling the world and encountering various cultures has shaped her spirit, personality, and has always pushed her artistic inclination to the forefront. Her artwork unites her two worlds as a painter and an Anthropology Professor. According to Noel, "I am currently merging the academic and artistic components of my life by exploring art from an anthropological point of view: why are humans creative animals? When I paint I have no limitations - all that matters is color, and I will use anything to spread it on the surface, sometimes slowly, sometimes almost frantically blending tones as I see my emotions take form and color in front of me. Praise to those who invented acrylic. Finally my hand can follow the turbulent flow of my emotions and paint slow, fast, faster; I can change my mind, change it again, all in a matter of seconds. My head is fast, my heart is faster, and my hand must follow suit."
From Sicily, Marilina Marchica creates lasting images from the scenes and people that surround her and influence her everyday life. According to Marilina, “I started drawing as a child, like all children. Growing up, I just kept drawing. I studied first at the Art School and later at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. I don’t believe in the word ‘inspiration’, it doesn’t exist for me. You draw, sculpt, paint...so you create because you feel the need to do so and then it becomes a job: when you work you cannot wait passively for the inspiration! You must produce, study, research, experiment to improve every day - you can’t stop. I think that all artists are influenced by their studies, by the country in which they grew up, from exhibitions they’ve seen, by the travel and the people around them, by the music they listen to. All these things form their experiences and shape their artistic style. I love oils, I prefer working with them the most, but I also like industrial materials such as synthetic paint and enamels.”
Antonia Covarrubias Noe
Antonia Covarrubias Noe shares her time between her homeland of Chile and Rome, and is inspired by the classic art that surrounds her in Italy. As a result of her desire to improvise; Antonia paints from her heart, reflecting her love for both countries. According to Antonia, "I work with improvisation and always create on accident. I search for the spirituality of expression using simple natural elements, very spontaneously, while at the same time I look for the profound and mysterious. I work a lot in Rome with all the magic of this city and culture, a mysterious richness that never ends...Baroque, the Renaissance; there is beauty in everything. I have also traveled so I've taken inspiration from different places in the Mediterranean and all the cultures that area represents. Chile is different from other countries I've lived and traveled. Here, I'm inspired by nature, the silence and the history of my own country. I especially love the mountains and the sea, in particular Zapallar a wonderful place near the sea."
Domenico Ponziano’s passion for photography began when he was very young after receiving his first camera. Today his journeys take him from the streets of Arkhangelsk, Russia to the vibrant markets in Marrakesh, to the mussel farmers off the shores of Trieste. Every image and scene tells an amazing story. According to Domenico, “I’m constantly searching for what Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of modern photojournalism, defined as ‘the decisive moment’. But it’s very clear to me that I’ll only be able to reach the true depth of things as long as I respect the intrinsic essence of their existence. I’ve always been fascinated by the simple power a photograph has to immediately halt any given moment, a moment that brings a world along with it, filtered by one’s own sensitivity.”
Sol Storni's artwork has an intensity that is only paralleled by her interesting life and history. Sol left her home in Buenos Aires at eighteen to travel the world. Visiting more than 40 countries, her experiences greatly influenced her paintings. According to Sol, "It was my search for artistic identity. My great aunt, a renowned Argentinean poet tragically ended her life by drowning herself in the sea. I had to travel a long road to understand and heal, to banish the image that was so strong it haunted me since childhood. I started painting...to not die. My poems often become part of the work as a painting element. My work is generated from the space created by the freedom and playful spontaneity that is sincerely instinctive. I work with the potential of the paint, lines and color to visually understand what will appear, creating a dialogue with the work that has energy and harmony."
Ines Szamrey was born in Cordoba, Argentina and has lived and worked in London since 2005. Her paintings are composed of highly saturated colors that create imaginary landscapes and semi-abstract still lives. Her ideas are driven by color. According to Ines, “Color is so resistant to theory that I find it is the real subject of my paintings. Color as the subject allows me to dilute representation. I also create art based on the stimuli I find in children’s art. Children’s art is based on subjective interpretations emphasizing emotional relationships to the external world as it relates to them. That fascinates me and I wish I could draw like a child again! Most of my art is generated by painterly accidents that build with the work until it reaches a state of pictorial clarity before it becomes representational. It is this state in between representation and abstraction that I constantly pursue.”
Heidi Vogel was raised in Leipzig, where she studied photography, and she currently shares her time between Leipzig and Berlin. She always carries her camera with her on her travels, and has captured a variety of images that range from the historical moments she encountered while living in East Germany during the GDR (German Democratic Republic) to the quiet, contemplative scenes experienced while visiting the Thuringia Mountains in East Germany. According to Heidi, “Photography is my life and my biggest pleasure is taking pictures of nature. Here, you can find all kinds of colors and shapes in never ending combinations. My basic principle: Art is not what you include but what you exclude.”
Debora Vrizzi creates intriguing, thought-provoking and often controversial photos using herself as the model. According to Debora, “My work is the result of research to help bring out the ambiguity in our society; I enjoy poking fun at the ‘sickness’ of our present day. I play around with myself through photography, each time becoming a person or character from another time. I’ve realized that my artistic research began as a synthesis between the desire to promote my culture and also to avoid it. I often find myself faced with themes and situations that on one hand nourish me and on the other hand, limit me. I usually start a project with “Once upon a time...,” which offers the fascination and tradition of a fairy tale, but also the censorship of an outdated time in history that enchants and stimulates me.”
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