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A bold and colorful counterpoint to winter's grey, The Gallery at Pearl hosts a seasonal show of abstract paintings by Kristen Ambrosi of Fairfield and Katya Lebrija of Wilton. Dynamic, engaging pieces complement each other yet each offers a distinct style.
Prioritizing authenticity and beauty, Kristen Ambrosi paints to create harmonious, resonant canvases celebrating color, light, and form. A Visual Arts degree from Bowdoin College, study with mentor Flora Bowley, and decades of exploration with materials and approaches have led to the evolution of Kristen’s aesthetic, expressive style.
The themes of balance and integration inspire and permeate Kristen’s work. Rotating the canvas, incorporating scripted words, and manipulating paths of dripped paint with breath, Kristen’s intuitive abstractions emerge through layering, with several pieces in progress at a time. Quieting evaluative narratives, using less representational imagery and more broad forms, Kristen’s process is guided by the intention of remaining open to the unexpected, letting go of what is not serving, and creating space for transformation.
Katya Lebrija was born in Mexico City, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Universidad Anáhuac in 1995. After graduating, she worked as a freelance Graphic Designer until December of 1999, when she moved to the United States with her husband and two daughters.
Throughout her career she has used different mediums, including watercolors and acrylics, and has also worked extensively with printmaking. Most recently, she has focused on creating mixed media pieces, where she uses different materials like acrylics, paper, leftover monotypes, fabric, gesso, ink, charcoal, oil sticks
The opening reception is on Tuesday, December 4th from 5 to 7pm. Complimentary wine and h'ours d'oeuvres will be served. We look forward to seeing you there.
Contact Name: Cathy Colgan
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This event is free of charge.
Pearl at Longshore Restaurant & Bar
260 Compo Road South
Westport, CT 06880
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