Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6 from 5pm to 9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, October 21 at 3pm
During October 2018, TAG/The Artists Gallery presents Silent Conversations, a solo exhibit of contemporary still life oil paintings by Marie Riccio.
Marie Riccio’s still life paintings invite you into a conversation of color, composition, and relationships. The objects in her paintings interact within each composition, inviting artist and observer into a dialogue, revealing and reflecting what is happening in her inner and outer worlds.
Riccio finds excitement in the practice of understanding edges, subtle value changes and color. As an observer of the physical world, she is also intrigued by measuring and understanding the underlying structure of things. For her, that underlying structure is necessary for relationships to occur and to create the space to enable honest, and even unsettling, conversations. She directs the tabletop stage of the still-life, letting the objects play out scenes, surprising her with what is revealed. Evolving from this process, the painting begins to breath, come to life and conversations emerge.
“I often repaint and move the objects on the canvas during the painting process, seeking out the right relationships so the objects speak to each other and eventually invite me into the conversation,” Riccio says.
“I know when a painting is complete when I realize what the conversation is about,” Riccio says, “and I sense that the objects are in their intended place.”
Riccio grew up in New York and lived in Philadelphia where she earned an MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania before moving to Rockville, MD. She has exhibited her work in New York, Philadelphia, Colorado, and throughout the Washington, DC area. For a complete list of exhibits and additional information, or to view more of Marie Riccio’s work, visit www.mariericcio.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 240-688-7701.
Silent Conversations opens on October 5, 2018 and runs through October 28
- Friday-Saturday: noon to 9pm
- Sunday: noon to 5pm
- or by appointment
TAG is located at 216 North Market St., Frederick, MD. Learn more at www.theartistsgalleryfrederick.com or call 301-696-8187.