Knowlton, Smith Gioia and Marrella in August exhibit
Recent sculpture and prints by Grace Knowlton, mixed media work by Barbara Smith Gioia and paintings by Maria Pia Marrella will be on display at the Buster Levi Gallery, 121 Main St. in Cold Spring, from Friday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 30. The Buster Levi Gallery is open Friday through Sunday from noon to 6 pm. An opening reception for the artists will take place on First Friday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Knowlton’s recent work combines sculpture, painting and photography. Knowlton’s new works are prints of original photographs she has taken of her sculpture — cardboard boxes painted in her gestural style with paint, chalk and ink. The exhibit displays these animated boxes along with a few of her iconic spheres.
Smith Gioia’s mixed-media paintings are made up of painted papers, woodcut and linoleum block prints, silkscreen prints, monotypes and mono-prints, as well as ink and charcoal drawings. Each medium is turned into collage and thus layered to create movement and spacial relationships while making expressive use of color, texture and form.
Marrella’s paintings explore her interest in the experience of painting the landscape from direct observation to reconstructing the spatial and rhythmical forces of nature in imagined environments.
For more information on the show, visit busterlevigallery.com.
Photo by Maria Pia Marrella