"Album Selections" by Patrick Marasso and "Feast - The Plate Show" by Invited Artists
Patrick Marasso records moments of leisure from decades past such as dinner parties, camping trips, and family gatherings. Feast – The Plate Show is a powerful exhibit of affordable and highly collectible interpretations of plates by invited artists known and new to JAYJAY.
November 11th through December 19th, 2015 Second Saturday Reception on Saturday, November 14th from 6-8 --- with Live Jazz
Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11 – 4 And by appointment: 916-453-2999; email@example.com www.jayjayart.com https://www.artsy.net/jayjay/
Patrick Marasso records moments of leisure from decades past such as dinner parties, camping trips, and family gatherings. He collects vintage photographs and executes them in a traditional style of oil painting. Thin, transparent layers of oil and medium are brushed over fine coats of opaque paint creating a high-gloss, luminous finish. Wisps of graphite from the artist’s original sketch pokes through the paint adding attention and curiosity to the image. Marasso’s dramatic and masterfully recreated scenarios have a sense of fanciful mystery and humor. Marasso is well regarded in the Sacramento art community, exhibiting often with prestigious local and regional galleries, Michael Himovitz and Exploding Head, and more recently, The Verge. He received his MA from CSU Sacramento and his BFA from CSU Long Beach.
Feast – The Plate Show is a small and powerful exhibit of affordable and highly collectible interpretations of plates by invited artists known and new to JAYJAY. Twenty-two artists prepare one-of-a-kind plates in their recognizable style, which ranges from the juicy romantic to the repetitive pattern; negative space to deliberate composition. We love the artist’s hand and here we can see it in the quiet address of both geometry and figure.