Rooted Down and Rising Up
Three Female Artists Reimage Nature: Amy Cheng, Sara V. Cole, Michelle Gagliano
June 6 - September 28, 2017
Elisa Contemporary Art is pleased to present "Rooted Down and Rising Up "
This three-woman show features Amy Cheng, Sara Cole and Michelle Gagliano.
Our artists draw upon the flowers, leaves & vines deeply rooted in the world all around us to portray the complex connections into the human mind, body and soul.
For Chinese artist Amy Cheng, "I align myself with the long tradition of geometric and floral ornamentation the Far Eastern, Middle Eastern, & European craftsmen have long employed. They did so with the implicit understanding that pattern & repetition, which are endemic in nature, are primal in their rhythmic connection to the human nervous system."
California artist, Sara Cole uses hybrid botanical shapes to portray the interactions between nature and the human condition. According to Sara, "I am searching for balance ...to find the mindful middle ground that can sustain both the bountiful and destructive nature of our humanity."
In the work of Michelle Gagliano, she "reduces and deconstructs the landscape, reflecting and refracting the prism of light and soul into a contemporary concept."
Amy Cheng will also be on exhibit in Flora Fantastica! at Wave Hill from July 16 - August 27, 2017.