January 15, 2016 – February 20, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, February 5th 5pm – 8pm

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From January 15th to February 20th, 2016, the AAAC ARC Gallery will feature an exhibition of Lisa De Girolamo‘s collage work.

About her work, the artist says:

“What I find exciting about art is the possibility of capturing essences of the visual world. I worked for many years directly from nature, including painting the landscapes of New Mexico and New York State. These previous experiences provide the foundation for my current work, abstract collages, monotypes and watercolors, which bear a close connection to nature by virtue of their color, light and spatial configurations.

Generally, I decide on a color key for my palette and begin the process of moving shape, color and line into some kind of arrangement. The result may be more or less pleasing. But then I push for something deeper: qualities such as order, unity and proportion. At this point the work can begin to have a life of its own – no longer just a collection of pictorial elements – but something that has become a composition, now able to convey poetically, and abstractly, an experience of the visual world.”