Gallery Openings and Events

Corner Store Arts Presents Rosetta DeBerardinis "Gesture: The Power of My Hand"

Rosetta DeBerardinis - Acrylic painting "Flashpoint" 48" by 48". Photo courtesy Corner Art Store.

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2nd from 6 to 8 PM

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The Corner Store Arts presents Gesture: The Power of My Hand by Rosetta DeBerardinis. On view by appointment or during events through July 8th.

Rosetta DeBerardinis is a visual artist based in Maryland whose abstract paintings, urban drawings and sculptures using recycled materials have been exhibited internationally in museums, commercial galleries and corporate and private collections.

From the artist:

“My art reflects an expressive emotional response to my past, present and a projection of the future. As a creator of art, I apply the colored pigment onto the surface out of a necessity to transfer an internal emotion into an external form. Color is my language. It speaks to me. I lay it down in a dance with the surface and watch it take shape and form in its own time. The objective is to use color as an agent to define formation, shape and line as an expression of today, yesterday and the anticipated tomorrow.

I am merely a conduit for the pigment and unable to walk away from its urgency and immediacy requiring my complete attention. It is a dance between me and the surface hearing only its music which compels me to create what never existed before. As I work, I see connections, images, signs and formations as the pigments moves, drips, bubbles, flows and travels along the confines of the space. I often manipulate the magic by rotating the canvas or using instruments to create an effect. The work becomes a manifestation of my spiritual vibration used as an expression of my compelling artistic need to communicate and a repository for my talent.

My work is reliant upon the historical context and techniques of abstraction as a backdrop for expansion. Jackson Pollock and the abstract expressionist movement laid a foundation for its development. I accept my artistic inheritance and create work within the genres of abstract expressionism, action painting and Colour Field. Like Pollock, I prefer the floor to the easel, although I use both. I begin with an underlining painting then add layers of brush strokes using spoons, paint stirrers, turkey basters, forks, dripping, throwing and swirling using a gloved hand; never relinquishing control. I mix color on and off the surface, use spatial ambiguity, gestural strokes and madness to push my work to new boundaries.

The first level of imagery is never acceptable, so I continue to add numerous tiers until I reach satisfaction. It reflects an effort to breathe new life into an old genre of painting which must compete with the contemporary movements of today. My work is a transmittal of color, form and density rendering new discoveries with each viewing”.

For more information visit the artist’s website at www.rosettadeberardinis.com


The Corner Store is located at 900 South Carolina Ave SE across Pennsylvania Avenue from Eastern Market Metro.

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