Dual Exhibition at Sirona Fine Art
Opens Friday, April 1st
featuring artist Jessica Pisano's solo exhibition 'Balance' and artist Samantha French's solo exhibition 'Escape'.
As a still new gallery, Sirona Fine Art is working to define itself and find a collectors base for their artists. The initial focus of the gallery remains the same: to promote artists who encompass a broad spectrum of representational art, from academic realism to loose and painterly works. The main purpose is skillful art that connects. In choosing Samantha French and Jessica Pisano, Sirona Fine Art found two artists that beautifully succeed in this broad focus for different reasons.
Pisano incorporates backgrounds that are expressionistic, about the surface and movement of the paint medium, intermixed with gold leaf. She incorporates another reality on top of this, the painted reality of traditional methods of color and form. It is a harmonic marriage of classic and contemporary modes of painting. The backgrounds have immediacy and energy of the artist’s hand while the middle of the paintings have focus, quiet and strength.
Samantha French’s poolscapes shimmer and vibrate with patterned segments of intense color and barely paused floating movement. It achieves this through a neat combination of being absolutely real to the eye while being a very obvious quilt of pigmented canvas. French manages to convey playfulness and the eternal buoyant freedom of summer, the cool loosening from the heavy world around of us of heat and gravity into a floating dream. The work is accomplished and joyful.
Pisano and French present two different dynamics in painting style, color and emotions. What they both accomplish is a celebration of the world around us, the simple and achievable beauties in nature and experience, whether it be a personal, subjective view of the energy contained in a simple isolated tree or the memory of diving into an average but glorious body of water.
Samantha French and Jessica Pisano will open on April 1st at 7pm and will be an ongoing exhibit. Printed catalogs are available through the gallery.