On View: November 6-December 30
“I think about drawing as a direct way of conveying a thought. My work seems to always happen in a short time frame, like I’m trying to capture that thought before I lose it. The current body of work uses elements of architecture and design to create small moments that question the space in the composition.”
The drawings of Wesley Berg distill individual elements of line, gesture and color to create moments of visual curiosity. His work asks questions of space, flirting with flat and three-dimensional perspective. They are playful, enticing, humorous and simplified. In his newest works, the palette has brightened and the drawings are bolder and more complex.
Wesley received an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Florida and a BFA from Miami University of Ohio. After living and working in NYC, Wesley attended a series of national and international artist residencies, including the Vermont Studio Center, Santa Fe Art Institute, the Baer Art Center in Iceland, the Nelimarkka Museo in Finland, ARNA in Sweden, Earthskin Creative Residency in New Zealand, and JOYA: Arte + Ecologie in Spain. Recent solo exhibitions include Marshall University, the Osage Arts Center, Brazosport College, and the Cole Art Center. Wesley taught at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX and recently relocated to Cleveland, Ohio where he has a full time studio practice. This is his second show with Adah Rose Gallery.
The complexity, grandeur and interconnectedness of nature are all inspirations for artist Sheila Giolitti. Her work is both fluid and strict, with washes of color contrasting with precise lines and patterns. The tensions and intricacies of her work speak to the complexity of the evolutionary process. Layers of color, line, texture and pattern interact with one another: they loop, sprout, shadow and blend their forms with lively movement. Sheila uses a range of media to create alluring landscapes with a sense of harmony and the ebb and flow of life.
Sheila was born in Jacksonville Florida. At the age of three, her father, the Italian illustrator Alberto Giolitti moved the family back to Italy where she was raised. She attended foundation art school at Mander College and later Fine Art at Coventry University and Ceramics at Middlesex University in England. Sheila returned to the United States and currently lives and works in Norfolk, Virginia. She has exhibited widely including Jankossen Contemporary, Mayer Fine Art, Alida Anderson Art Projects, London Square Gallery, the Rawls Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. This is her second show with Adah Rose Gallery.
Adah Rose Gallery is located at 3770 Howard Ave, Kensington MD.