NEWBURGH – The opening exhibit of 2022 at Mindy Ross Gallery is a solo show by Surrealist-Abstract artist Andrea Pacione of Newburgh. The paintings in this show “will stop you in your tracks.”
Paintings in oils onlarge and medium-sized canvases comprise the selection of works that are a hybrid of abstract and recognizable shapes, many in bold colors set within gracefully unsettling dystopian landscapes,while others fascinate one’s eyes with the tiny repetitive strokes and dots of color reminding the viewer of pointillism.
Pacione’s innovative style of sculpting, bending, and twisting paint to create doorways to the inner dimensions is an intriguing technique which draws the viewer to seek the details of the paintings as well as the broader overall scene.
Hot Pink Getaway ~ a solo art exhibit of oils ~ is certain to be a popular and, indeed, an educational exhibit as it introduces fresh ideas in a lively manner that will bring you back because one sees different details with each view.
The timeframe of the exhibit is January 19 – March 7, 2022. However, hours open to the general public are very limited, capacity numbers are limited because of social distancing, and masks are required regardless of vaccination status, all due to covid restrictions. Admission is free. The following are open-to-the-public dates and times:
February 5: 2-4; February 11 & 18: 6-8; March 2: 5-7.
In addition to her visual art, Andrea Pacione is known for her poetry and performance begin with large blocks of color coming together to form a rough composition reflecting mood that becomes transmuted and refined over time. “My work is the result of an alchemical journey of coming into emotional alignment via mental process, to satisfy the inner need to do so.”
Andrea Pacione teaches several art courses at SUNY Orange and recently opened a studio-gallery in Newburgh.
Mindy Ross Gallery is at the eastern end of Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange and is located at 73 First Street, Newburgh.