Reception: Friday, December 8 from 6pm to 8pm
Artist demonstration will take place on Saturday, December 16 from 3-5 pm.
Loriann Signori will return to Gallery B in December to present a solo exhibition, between silences, featuring her vibrant landscape paintings.
This series of paintings on display demonstrate Signori’s deep understanding of the landscape through the use of color vibration. Her style is more interpretive than representational and allows the viewer to focus on the profound beauty of the landscape seen each day. Signori’s painted surfaces are covered with rich reds, burnt siennas, oranges, jewel-like blues and beautiful neutrals. Multiple glazes of pigment of varying opacity can make the picture’s surface feel flat, yet in the next moment it quivers. Her work, often times on copper, gold leaf or marble dust, show luminescent skies, water and deep probing fogs.
Referring to between silences, Signori says, “My work is certainly inspired by the landscape—the places I see, know and love—but at its core my art is really about what happens in the gap, in the space between the silences. The familiarity of the landscapes I choose allows me to stretch into the abyss and tolerate the confusion and silence. From there I take liberties even as I strive for simplicity. My work relies on color vibration to suggest simply. In the end, its job is to appeal to the senses on a visceral level.”
Loriann Signori is based in the Washington, D.C. area and received her Master of Fine Arts in painting from American University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Swain School of Design. Signori is represented by Merritt Gallery, Renaissance Fine Arts and the Waverly Street Gallery. Her work is included in private and public collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia and has been featured in diverse publications such as Home and Design and Plein Air. Created with layers of pastel by wiping, rolling, and scratching; Signori’s pieces capture the complexity of color vibration while evoking a sense of calm and mystery. To learn more about Signori and to see her work, visit her online gallery at http://loriannsignori.com/.
between silences artist statement
Change lives in the abyss. It begins with confusion. Cherished interpretations dissolve. Great ideas miraculously appear in the space that’s created by not knowing. In those moments of uneasy silence, ideas rise out of the abyss and aren’t so much about what is seen but rather what is felt.
- Wednesday – Saturday: 12-6pm
Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. For more information visit www.bethesda.org.