An exhibit of paintings by three women artists will open the Amity Gallery season on Sat., Mar. 4. There will be an artist’s reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Amity Gallery, located at 110 Newport Bridge Rd. in Warwick. The exhibit will showcase art work from young artists Rebecca Pry, Zoe Cone and Julia Grosso. Through their artwork each artist interprets the forces and forms of nature in her own way.
Rebecca Pry brings nature into her world of imagination and whimsy, taking the viewer on a journey filled with saturated colors and patterns. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her work has been published and used as design motifs in home goods and accessories.
“As an artist in Warwick, I’m never far from the source of my inspiration. As John Muir put it so perfectly, ‘The mountains are calling and I must go,’” said Pry.
Zoe Cone, who grew up in Warwick, works in a variety of media, creating paintings and drawings based on fleeting moments, personal experiences and surroundings. She received a degree in visual arts from SUNY New Paltz.
“My wish is not to portray an exact replica of a dream for the viewer to fully comprehend, but rather create an environment that is familiar, though mutated,” said Cone.
Julia Grosso received a BFA from Syracuse University. Her inspirations reside in her connection to the Earth’s destructive reactions. She is intrigued by nature’s follow-up process of healing, growing back and becoming new. For Grosso, these features apply to all forms of life on Earth.
“The process of making is the most important part of my work. While creating, I draw inspiration from my emotions and self-reflection. The rapid flux of my own feelings lends itself to action-based art making,” said Grosso.
The Amity Gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. for the month of March. For more information call Patricia Foxx at 258-0818.