Bold Paintings by Pace-Berkeley
Vivid, large-scale paintings by Blacksburg artist Jesi Pace-Berkeley will be on display in the Piedmont Arts galleries July 21 - September 1, 2012.
Pace-Berkeley's exhibit, Subtle, features over 50 figurative and nonobjective paintings that embody her unique style - a blend of watercolor technique and traditional acrylic painting, which creates ethereal yet bold compositions.
"Depiction of voice, myriad statements and the questioning of emotion all contribute to my process," said Pace-Berkeley. "My hope is that the viewer finds a place within the white space, the negatively engaged areas, to connect my work to their personal experiences and fill in the blanks within their mind's eye."
A Shawsville native, Pace-Berkeley currently resides in Blacksburg where she teaches art at Blacksburg High School. Many of her works belong to collections, including those of Chrysler Museum, Guggenheim Gallery and The Virginia Center for Contemporary Art.
Small Narrow Pieces of a Big Wide World, featuring works by Stuart-based artist Greg Arens, will also be on display in the Lynwood Artists Gallery.
A Members-Only Reception and Artist Talk will be held in conjunction with these exhibits on Friday, July 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the Piedmont Arts galleries. Piedmont Arts members and guests are invited to attend. Please RSVP attendance to 276.632.3221 or online at www.piedmontarts.org.
Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum and educational outreach center in Martinsville, Virginia that facilitates ongoing enrichment of the lives of the people of Martinsville, Henry County and the surrounding area, through positive exposure, education and experiences in the visual and performing arts. Piedmont Arts is a statewide partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Learn more at www.piedmontarts.org.