AIMEE CARDOSO: envelop
Where: Ro2 Art at The Magnolia Theatre, West Village
Second Floor Bar
3699 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75204
When: February 25 – March 29, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 25, 6-8pm
Contact: Jordan Roth, 214-803-9575 – [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Dallas, TX) Ro2 Art is pleased to welcome artist Aimee Cardoso for her solo exhibition, envelop, featuring the artist's most recent paintings. In her work, Aimee skillfully depicts detail views of fabric, blankets, and upholstery. Drawing from the long tradition of still life paintings, Aimee's works convey a sense of intimacy in the context of a domestic environment. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, February 25 from 6 to 8 pm, with the show running through March 29, 2016. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception. Envelop will be on display at Ro2 Art at The Magnolia, located at 3699 McKinney Ave. Ste. 100 in The West Village neighborhood of Dallas.
“Employing traditional techniques in the genre of still life painting, my paintings conjure notions of intimacy on both personal and universal levels. The images I create are poetically rendered yet narratively vague, linking personal fragments of my memories to the universal act of finding sanctuary within domestic spaces. Each still life is covered in a way to suggest a form underneath, where I find aesthetic pleasure in the way fabric weaves in and out of itself. The fabrics selected each hold specific memories and a familiarity which bring comfort into the creation process.”
– Aimee Cardoso, 2016
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Aimee Cardoso (b. 1990, Texas) is a painter whose works depict the warmth and intimacy of still lives and domestic scenarios. She received her BA from Messiah College in 2013 and has since returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In addition to holding positions at an art museum, art gallery, and non-profit organizations, Aimee studied painting in Orvieto, Italy.
Currently, Aimee works at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and is an Interviewer and the Director of Communications for ArtThisWeek. She is also the Co-Founder of EXHIBITIONISTS, a Fort Worth-based art collective, who in its inaugural exhibition curated and showcased the artworks of over sixty local museum employees.
ABOUT Ro2 ART
Mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth operate Ro2 Art, a full-service gallery and advisory in the Cedars neighborhood of Dallas, representing a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists, many with ties to the North Texas Region. At present, Ro2 Art is adapting a turn-of-the century pharmacy at the corner of South Ervay Street and Sullivan in the historic Cedars neighborhood of Dallas to open in February 2016. The gallery regularly collaborates with organizations such as The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Downtown Dallas Inc, and The Town of Addison, as well as maintaining a gallery program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer's “Best Art Gallery” and was presented with the 2012 Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. Ro2 Art is a proud member of CADD, the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas.
All works will be on view February 25 through March 29, 2016. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, February 25, from 6 to 8pm at Ro2 Art at The Magnolia, located at 3699 McKinney Ave. Ste. 100 in The West Village. For more information, visit www.Ro2art.com or call Jordan Roth at (214) 803-9575.