Gallery @ Pearl: Kristen Ambrosi and Katya Lebrija

Gallery @ Pearl

January 02, 2019 | 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Find an Event

Description

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

Contact Email: allaccessevents2016@gmail.com

NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.

Details

Ticket Information

This event is free of charge.

Venue

Gallery @ Pearl
260 Compo Road South
Westport, CT 06880

Map and directions

Accessibility Info

  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

More Events Like This

Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art
Visual Arts

Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present the first museum...

Maggie Taylor is Seeing Things
Visual Arts

Maggie Taylor is Seeing Things

Artists’ Market is pleased to present an exhibition of extraordinary images by...

Collective Action Archive: Redux
Visual Arts

Collective Action Archive: Redux

Franklin Street Works will celebrate the opening of “Collective Action Archive: Redux”...

N. Dash
Visual Arts

N. Dash

The Aldrich is staging the first East Coast museum exhibition of artist...

Find an Event