Kelly Rossetti and Joanna Lentini: Between Blurred Lines

The Norwalk Art Space

Oct. 28, 2024 - Dec. 9, 2021

455 West Avenue
Norwalk, 06850
PHONE 203 252-2840

Opening reception Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6-9pm. Exhibit runs through December 2nd. Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm

The dream-like state of our subconscious rises to the surface when viewing and experiencing the works of Kelly Rossetti and Joanna Lentini. Blurred but familiar feelings connect us to a fleeting place or time, moments we may long for or even be bothered by. These artworks make you look back and back again at the subtle but impactful lines that cut through their composition and lead you to an emotion that you may or may not want to experience. Does Kelly want us to see what raw opened flesh would look like if displayed cold and wet on a slab of canvas in her piece I’ll Come Around Sundown? Do those fleshy red and pink paint marks represent frustration or the creation of life?

It’s these blurred lines of consciousness that make us see the connection between Kelly and Joanna’s work. It’s hard not to see the beauty in Joanna’s serene natural settings, but what else is she trying to tell us? Is she guiding us to connect subconsciously to the heavens by holding onto the winds that are sweeping the snow-covered mountains of Arcadia? Like Kelly’s, Joanna’s work also speaks of dualities: potential and frustration, natural beauty and the human effects on it. These two artists work in different mediums, but their art allows the viewer to walk away with his/her own sense of memory between blurred lines. – Duvian Montoya, Artistic and Educational Director of The Norwalk Art Space

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