Landing Gallery announces new paintings by Irma Cerese

Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. in Rockland, is pleased to announce the opening of “COLOR VISION,” a solo exhibition of 54 new paintings by Irma Cerese from Aug 1 to Sept 28. Please join us in the gallery and meet Irma on Friday, Aug 1 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Artists’ Opening Reception during Rockland’s first Friday art walk.

The landscape paintings in this exhibit border on the abstract. Cerese’s work has the ability to be seen simultaneously as both representational and nonfigurative, achieving a perfect balance between realism and abstraction. Color is the primary focus of Cerese’s painting. Color relationships and the effects they create are the underlying foundation of Cerese’s work. The paintings in this exhibit explore the use of color, engaging the viewer, as a means to develop a visual dialogue.

Cerese received her formal training at the Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute, both in Chicago, IL. Irma’s paintings are in numerous private, corporate and institutional collections in the United States and Europe. This will be Irma’s eleventh solo show in Rockland, Maine.