Irma Cerese Solo Show at Landing Gallery

PEI2“Prince Edward Island,”  acrylic on canvas 12″ x 12″

Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. in Rockland, is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of new paintings by Irma Cerese from Friday, Aug. 7 to Sunday, Sept. 20. Please visit the gallery and meet Cerese on Friday, Aug 7 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 and color relationships and the effects they create are the underlying foundation of the paintings.  This exhibit explores the use of color to engage the viewer in 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 Cerese’s 12th solo show in Rockland, Maine.

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