October 13 – December 8, 2011
Featuring paintings, drawings, installations and a temporary wall drawing.
Sanford Smith Fine Art
13 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sanford Smith Fine Art is pleased to present the work of Berkshire based artist Gabrielle Senza. Her ethereal landscapes and earthy installations will be featured in the gallery through December 8th. The artist’s reception will be held October 15th from 4-7 PM. The show “Terra Temporalis” includes a variety of themes and mediums that address a diverse range of topics from personal reflection to environmental change.
Gabrielle’s work has been shown internationally and is included in the collections of institutions such as the Whitney Museum, the MoMA (NYC) and Lifetime Entertainment among others. She has been particularly recognized for her work as an environmental artist. Gabrielle’s work was featured in a traveling group exhibition entitled “Toxic Landscapes: Artists Examine their Environment” which toured to international venues. She has taught classes for institutions such as Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Cooper Union and IS183 Art School of the Berkshires.
Gabrielle has applied her chameleonic creativity to works in a wide range of mediums including photography, painting, sculpture and installation. She explains “often an idea I need to express doesn’t work on canvas and needs to be created as an installation. The work within each series speaks the language required to convey what I’m after.” Within her wide range of medium her creative energy remains present. It is the fluidity and tenacity of the concepts she addresses that makes her pieces compelling. She addresses issues of loss, grief, reflection and always expresses a deep concern and connection with the world she lives in. In her exquisite landscapes effulgent rays of sun break through patterns of leaves to reveal a place that is safe, hopeful and somehow spiritual. As she says “the terrain I explore through my work is guided by intuition, deep listening and the connection to an emotional charge of place.” Her highly emotive work can be subtle, calming, arresting but it always remains intriguing.