Ticked PINK means “to be delighted” and to “glow with pleasure” and when you see the vibrant palettes, rich textures and imagined worlds in the artwork of our group of international artists you’ll bask in those feelings as well.
There are the pulsating digital orbs of Canadian artist Franco DeFrancesca and the expressionistic organic landscapes of Los Angeles Flow artist Kimber Berry, as well as thickly layered and dimensional paintings of Austin artist, Allison Gregory that literally drip with joy.
The exhibit also features the mixed media paintings (paper, paint and resin) of New Jersey artist, Nancy Tobin and the saturated watercolor worlds of New York artist, Melinda Hackett. According to Melinda, “One of my purposes in making paintings is to transport the viewer to a necessarily foreign place, where nature can be experienced without knowing it fully, and where reality is communicated through the senses.”
In this exhibit, we’re featuring a brilliant array of hues from our gallery artists including:
LA Flow artist, Kimber Berry
Austin artist, Allison Gregory
Emerging Turkish artist, Yasemin Kackar Demirel
Canadian Digital artist, Franco DeFrancesca
New York artist, Melinda Hackett
Mixed Media artist, Nancy Tobin
Argentinian artist, Ana Maria Hernando
We are also delighted to continue our ongoing series of Home, Art and Design events. We’ve scheduled two special events on Landscape Design and Faux Finishes.
What: Tickled Pink, a pop-up gallery from Elisa Contemporary Art li>
When: Opens April 12, 2012 li>
Where: 3732 Riverdale Avenue, Lower Level, Riverdale NY 10463 li>
Hours : Daily from 10 am – 5pm li>
An Evening on Landscape Design with Judith Mills–Johnson on May 16th 7-9pm
About Judith Mills-Johnson, Landscape Designer
Judith Mills-Johnson is a trained horticulturist who has operated her landscape design company since 1983.
Primarily rooted in residential work, the company specializes in custom design and installation that considers the needs of the client while it respects the architectural integrity of the home. All of her work reflects her philosophy that a beautifully designed garden should be enjoyed year round; that the best gardens capture the owner’s aesthetic and spirit.
Faking it – an Evening of Faux Finishes and More presented by Kim Bahr, Decorative painter and owner of Decorpaint on June 20th, 7-9pm
Kim will share her ideas and experience:
Creating Finishes and textures including Venetian Plaster, color washing and antiquing
Hand painting interior walls - from trees to columns and mosaics and more
Using Geometric patterns on your walls and floors
Painted patterns and designs to create the interior of your dreams
About Kim Bahr
Decorative painter and artist Kim Bahr developed her love of color, natural beauty, art and architecture while traveling around the world as a fashion model. Upon returning home, Kim wanted a new direction in her career and decided to utilize her creativity.
After studying art and decorative painting at New York City's Pratt University, Kim created her painting business. For the past eighteen years, professional architects, decorators, and designers have relied on her unique vision and talent to transform interiors for their clients on the east coast.
When asked what she loves most about her career, Kim offers this observation: "The most rewarding thing about what I do is that I am beautifying the world we live in, one room at a time, and creating spaces that people truly love and enjoy being in. I help my clients live their dreams."
Tickled PINK will be on exhibit at 3732 Riverdale Avenue, Lower Level, Riverdale NY 10463 through August. The viewing hours are daily 10 am – 5pm. To set up a time for a guided tour, please contact Lisa Cooper, owner, Elisa Contemporary Art, at 212.729.4974 or Lisa@ElisaArt.com