Creating Momentum

Cerulean Arts is pleased to present Creating Momentum featuring paintings by Ruth Formica, Susan D'Alessio and Tilda Mann.  Unified by the improvisational, inventive and instinctive manner in which they were created, the works in this exhibition each possess an underlying propulsion and sense of play.  Whether conjuring her imaginary garden or life's travels, Formica creates vividly colorful imagery with bold calligraphic lines that is joyful yet wistful.  Without any specific goal in mind, D'Alessio begins her works with interesting shapes and unexpected color combinations, building the surface gradually while also sanding or scraping to reveal previous layers.  With home and family serving as inspiration, the movement of marks within Mann's works harkens back to the surging waves of the Pacific from her youth.