Artist Talk With Gina Occhiogrosso on February 9th
The Arts Center of the Capital Region invites the public to a special artist talk on February 9th at 6:30 p.m. with Gina Occhiogrosso about her solo exhibition Surfacing. Surfacing opened on January 14th and will run until March 11th.
Containing video, assemblages, sketchbooks, and paintings, Surfacing spans the past five years and touches upon the empowerment of the feminine in contemporary painting, the boundaries of craft and fine art, the pandemic, job loss, and other themes.
Gina Occhiogrosso’s paintings are composed through the application of wet color on a surface and through the process of disassembly and realignment. Throughout the paintings, slightly raised seams are made where freshly painted edges join, creating both linear and sculptural elements. The seams suggest ties that are tenuous yet sturdy, fragile yet unified. Bright colors, shifting shapes and the visibility of seams connect to notions of pattern, fashion, crafts, and the history of “women’s work.” The toughness and thinness of the fabric are a reminder of the tension inherent in that history.
Gina Occhiogrosso is represented by Zinc Contemporary in Seattle WA, and Appleton Art Design, Westchester, NY and Westport, CT. Her work can be viewed online at www.gocchiogrosso.com. ____________________________________________________________________________
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, on Monument Square in downtown Troy, is a 36,000 square foot fully-accessible studio, exhibition, and performing arts space. The Arts Center offers classes, exhibits, and programs serving 48,000 people a year drawn from an 11-county region surrounding Troy. The Arts Center is proud to serve as a regional arts center, known for its wide range of high-quality classes for adults and children, art camps for children and teens, highly acclaimed exhibitions, funding, and technical support for arts organizations and artists.
Gallery Hours: Monday: 10 – 5 pm, Tuesday – Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm, Friday: 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
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