Women of WhiteSPACE exhibition opening Dec. 7

Photo by Studio Misha

Press release from WhiteSPACE:

The WOWS – Women of WhiteSPACE
WhiteSPACE Boasts 4 New Artists to Join Bottinelli

(Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7th, 5pm-9pm, 129 Roberts Street, 2B7, 28801)

The Wedge Studios’ WhiteSPACE is wrapping up 2019 with a bang by hosting a Winter WhiteSPACE Extravaganza! On Saturday, December 7th from 5-9pm they will celebrate the addition of 4 new artists, and what a crew! Join us in welcoming these incredibly talented women to the 1500 square foot open studio and gallery.

Indulge in the champagne and candy bar along with some light hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Lil Meow Meow and fantastic art including Bottinell’s newly completed series of abstracts, Ayers’s contemporary abstracts and interactive art installation, Fehl’s colorful new Birdz and Ballz, Lefkovich’s visual dialogues and Renken’s vintage images transferred to contemporary.

WhiteSPACE Artists

Founder Sandra Bottinelli:
Known for her abstract realism of animals and nebulas Bottinelli moves into the world of  complete abstract. Her newest pieces take the deep universal connect that viewers feel when looking at her more realistic pieces and envelope the same enigmatic emotions through complete abstraction. This work will be on display during the reception along with some of her previous works.

Welcoming Jacqui Fehl:
Fehl’s bold and colorful mixed media creations incorporate an eclectic mix of materials such as  acrylics, graphite, pastels, watercolors, inks and collaged painted papers. She works both abstractly and figuratively and bounces freely between the two. Her richly textured paintings include heavy layering, sanding, scraping, line and splatters. She believes her best work happens when she remembers to get out of her own way.

Welcoming Callie Ferraro Ayers:
Ayers’s contemporary abstract work requires vulnerability to be at the core of her creative process. Her painting style is often described as raw, unconventional, and thought provoking. Her incredible use of symbols mixed with abstractions feel entirely new. In addition to painting, Ayers’s work includes an interactive element which has provided surprising results.

Welcoming Meryl Lefkovich:
Lefkovich creates a visual dialogue that piques the curiosity of  both the mind and the eye through simple symbolism. Familiar subjects painted in a subtly surreal, whimsical narrative invite the viewer to consider the deeper meaning of each painting. Trees, animals, flowers and snow are symbols for emotional states or story elements. Self described as “consistently inconsistent”, she carries her color pallet from realism to the abstract and back again.

Welcoming Pearl Renken:
Renken is a southern artist expressing her obsession with nostalgia through the combined language of painting, collage and sculpting. Her work is fueled by the aesthetics of the vintage or antiqued. She aims to explore our emotional relationships to personal objects and the notion of Golden Age thinking. In her mixed media paintings she uses vintage sheet music and old road maps with layers of paint. This process transforms a collected, vintage object into something new within a contemporary context.

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