The Loft Artists Association presents an exhibition by artist Maria C. Friscia. Her work is inspired by nature, a combination of her old and new texture technique on canvas. She has painted extensively over the last year developing her technique and exploring new themes and as a result been honored with several awards.
“It is the effect of nature that is important and not the descriptive detail of the landscape. I concentrate on the emotional expression or the aesthetic ideas that forms in nature may suggest. I do not feel obliged to represent nature realistically; this gives me the freedom to experiment with form, design and color and most recently with texture. Forms of nature speak to me in terms of human emotions. Nature pleases me and touches me, evoking enthusiasm for solitude. Nature frees me from all onuses of life, and when looking at landscapes, I find myself concentrating on the “self”-that which is to me the spirit, the soul of being. Through investigating nature, I am compelled to understand myself and reflect on my role and purpose of being. During this creative process I am in constant touch with my inner feelings. The woods, the hills, the cliffs, the water-these are all motifs for inspiration and reflection of a particular experience.”
In the West Gallery at LAA, an exhibition entitled ‘Mix of Five” will be displayed simultaneously featuring the works of member artists Donna Callighan, Rosa Colon, Fabian Cortes, Lisa Cuscuna, and Ken Delmar