An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 18, 2018
The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] presents its exhibition, Wish You Were Here, by artist Susanne Forestieri at the CCAI.
Courthouse Gallery. CCAI will host a reception for the artist on Friday, October 6, 5-7pm. The exhibit will be in the gallery from October 6, 2017 – January 18, 2018.
The Courthouse is located at 885 E Musser Street, Carson City. The reception and the exhibition are free and the public is cordially invited. The gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.
Painter Susanne Forestieri focuses her work on the figure and abstract images. She applies her expressive, impressionistic style to diverse subjects including showgirls, dancers, family portraits, New York City street scenes, and landscapes. Oils, charcoal, pastels, and pencil are her media of choice.
Of the small figurative paintings that she’s created over the last decade, Forestieri said: “I began the series in 1995 based on photographs that I took more than twenty years ago of my daughter and her friends while they were playing dress-ups. My work gradually evolved from painting depictions of children’s fantasy play to painting everyday intimate moments in people’s lives when they reveal something about themselves that is real and precious. Small gestures and facial expressions reveal individuality. Pictorial spaces between and around figures describe emotional relationships as well as individual isolation. Each painting depicts a small drama that leaves something to the viewer’s imagination.”