The R Gallery at Arlene’s is thrilled to announce our next exhibition featuring work by our artist in residence Maria DeAngelo, Pick A Card. Fitted with a fresh selection of mixed media acrylic on cards, Maria created a collection of scraps of her life. This is a body of work that Maria created during her time as an Artist in Residence at Arlene's.
From love letters that belonged to her parents to bits of a mylar birthday balloon or a piece of paint-stained paper towel, this exhibition is an exploration of how we experience life. “When creating this body of work, I gave myself the challenge to limit the color palette of the backgrounds to five colors that I used in varied amounts in every piece in the show. These colors are the bridge between the bits of life collage and the final layer of flora. I chose to create images of flowers because their lifespan is short and is impacted by the environment they bloom. There is an external beauty in flowers, but also a beauty in the internal workings that we do not see, allowing them to grow, adapt, and create food.
I believe that our lives and our sense of self are stitched together from the interactions and environments we have experienced and the actions we choose going forward. We are a quilt of our past and present, the beautiful parts along with the torn and damaged. We can look for the beauty in the small moments and create change to improve our lives and that of others.”
Scroll down for a few sneak peeks of these gorgeous pieces and follow along with us @rgalleryarlenes for more info leading up to the event. For more information, please contact the gallery at (518) 482-8881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on October 6th from 4:30- 5:30 pm for the Artist Reception. The exhibition will run through October 27th. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.