Leaf, Paper, Twine
 
Summary: Hudson Gallery - Leaf, Paper, Twine: New and recent mixed media landscapes and trees by Dr. Regina Valluzzi; June 17 to June 29, 2017, Reception June 17 from 7-10pm
120 Main Street, Gloucester, MA  01930
 
Press contact:
Cynthia Belchou
 
Hudson Gallery
120 Main Street, Gloucester, MA  01930
thehudsongallery@gmail.com
https://www.hudsongallery-capeann.com/
617.755.6672
 
Gloucester, Massachusetts/USA - May 23, 2017:  Hudson Gallery, Gloucester's newest contemporary art gallery, will be showcasing recent mixed media landscapes by Dr. Regina Valluzzi in a solo exhibition titled Leaf, Paper, Twine.
 
Dr. Valluzzi describes her mixed media landscapes as 'Reinvented Landscapes'.  Each Reinvented Landscape is a clearly recognizable subject, yet each uses media and materials in novel ways.  The paintings in Leaf, Paper, Twine bridge artistic disciplines by combining masterful use of acrylic painting techniques with weightless sculpted stiffened paper and string.  
 
The subjects of the pieces in Leaf, Paper, Twine are lone trees and groupings of trees.  Valluzzi combines traditional painting ideas with bold abstraction of patterns and elements found in nature.  As natural patterns are abstracted through mixed media and fiber media, her work displays a sensitivity to the nature and properties of each material and medium employed.  Her approach to the pieces is both deeply informed by her background as a Materials Scientist and by a challenge to closely held ideas about the nature and function of media and materials in a painted depiction.
 
In Leaf, Paper, Twine  the linearity and stiff elasticity of linen and hemp twines form the linear twines patterns of bark and branches.  Formed paper and metal leaf become leaves.  The patterns formed by brushed and knifed paint are echoed in the patterns of twisted cotton thread.  Two dimensional representation seamlessly blends with sculpted string to create the various features of trees in the landscape.  The result is a series of very approachable yet complex paintings that are simultaneously engaging, beautiful, contemporary and thought-provoking.  Each medium and material employed functions as a part of the representation of the landscape, yet the unique nature and inherent properties of each material is also highlighted.
 
 
The Hudson Gallery in Gloucester, MA (https://www.hudsongallery-capeann.com/  is a bright new addition to Gloucester’s art gallery scene, and a welcome venue for Contemporary Art on Cape Ann and the greater Northern Metro Boston region.  A major ongoing focus of the gallery’s program is in the varied intersections of Science and Art, as a living, creative, and multi-faceted movement.  Our program explores Art by Scientists and Scientifically and Mathematically trained artists, art by artists who are informed by Science and Engineering and also touches on the surrounding creative culture in New England that nurtures ingenuity and cross-fertilization.
 
 
The exhibit will be on display from June 17 – June 29, 2017.  Opening reception June 17, 7-10 PM;
 
For more information, please contact
Cynthia Belchou
Hudson Gallery
120 Main Street, Gloucester, MA  01930
thehudsongallery@gmail.com
https://www.hudsongallery-capeann.com/
617.755.6672