Made in Her Image: Sketches, Figure Drawings and Paintings depicting the Power of Female Spirit
Minneapolis, MN. March 12, 2011—Twin Cities based painter Jennifer Soriano will exhibit sketches, figure drawings and paintings from her series, Made in Her Image, in a public exhibition at the Robbin Gallery. The exhibition opens Saturday, April 2, 2011 and runs through the month of April. All images are available for purchase.
Jennifer Soriano is fascinated by the human figure; its anatomical structure, its range of emotions, and its vast variety of texture and colors. Her current exhibit depicts the human figure -women, specifically- as a blend of Byzantine iconography and Art Nouveau. While iconography may bring to mind stiff, reserved, indifferent figures; combining it with Art Nouveau provides a softness and fluidity to her pieces. Jennifer notes that religious icons offer a means of seeing God through a stylized non-personal figure. Her work provides a glimpse of the celestial through personalized human figures -both secular and religious- while retaining the symbolic patterning of traditional iconography.
Robbin Gallery is located at 4915 42nd Ave North, Robbinsdale, MN., 55422. An opening reception, including food and refreshment, will take place Saturday, April 2, from 12:00-4:00. Additional times are available by appointment by calling 763-537-5906.
About the Artist:
Jennifer Soriano has been drawing and painting her whole life. She received her BFA from the University of Dallas and presently works as an art instructor at Trinity School in Eagan. Her work has appeared in multiple exhibitions throughout Minnesota and the U.S. Her pastels, drawings and paintings have won awards, most recently at the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. Contact information: Jennifer Soriano, (651) 329- 1049 or firstname.lastname@example.org