530 Burns Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of works by gallery artists inspired by glistening waterscapes. Four Sarasota-based female artists featured -- Katie Cassidy, Bettina Sego, Andrea Dasha Reich, and Linda Richichi -- explore this theme in styles ranging from ethereal abstraction to mixed-media works and “plein-air” studies. “By the Sea” runs from November 9 to December 10 at 530 Burns Gallery, 530 Burns Ln Sarasota, FL. The opening reception will be held at the Gallery on Friday, November 9 from 6 to 9PM. This show aims not only to highlight nature’s beauty, but also to offer the gallery space as a platform for conversations about conservation and how we might better protect our environment.
It comes naturally that leading artists find sanctuary in Sarasota due to its close proximity to awe-inspiring waterscapes. Linda Richichi says, “since moving to the Gulf, my work continues to brighten from the ever-changing light cast across the water’s surface. I see the evolution of a whole new color palette which explores a vast range of prismatic colors that harmoniously sing together.”
Katie Cassidy is known for her transformative oil paintings. Cassidy says, “inspired by Nature, I take the liberty of expanding and contracting what is before me. I allow myself to submerge into the imagined, uncharted, yet to be discovered, places.” Using subtle shifts in color, Cassidy obscures the brush strokes to create a sublime waterscape. Her work takes the viewer into a new mindset of calmness and a sense of peace.
Bettina Sego is a German-American mixed media artist who uses layers of ink, acrylic paint, collage, silver or gold leaf, and resin to create vibrancy and depth in her paintings. Sego takes inspiration from nature -- the minuscule fragments and layers gradually building representation from the inside out. Sego studied in France and Germany. Since moving to Florida in 2000, she has concentrated increasingly on impeccably combining various techniques and media within a natural context. Most recently, Sego’s “Gulf” series hones in on the complexities of the water’s surface and the lifeforms found within.
Linda Richichi is best known for her vibrantly colored “plein air” pastel and oil paintings with layers of texture from loose brushstrokes. Linda continues to push boundaries and explore the spectrum of colors found throughout nature. As Phil Lederer of SRQ Magazine described her recent Exhibition: “Summer Solo: Linda Richichi showcases the pastel maven at the top of her form as a master of color and light, whether capturing cloud-scenes from Sarasota or the Italian countryside.” The pieces featured in this show similarly showcase an artist at her peak as she shares her impressions of the water.
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