Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Stacie Albano - Nature Perceived

September 15 - October 13
Opening Reception - Saturday, September 15, 6-8pm

Stacie Albano paints landscapes, but her work differs significantly from traditional notions of landscape painting. She only briefly and initially documents a space on her canvas so that her work can present her personal perceptions and memories. Gone are the breezy pastel flowers and soft clouds; they are replaced with blue skies back-painted in an electric orange that peeks through enough to intrigue. Full of imagination, she composes images that transport the viewer to places one only experiences in dreams. Albano heightens the experience by utilizing a surreal color palette, conveying an emotional connection to a place rather than a physical copy of what she sees. This process allows her to create works of an iconic quality that engage the viewer, and although it is influenced mainly by the rural low country around Savannah, Georgia, her work has a decidedly modern edge.

Long View Gallery
1302 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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