Fields of “Greenery”

Nikki Sedacca Gallery at Nevin Square Exhibition Opening: Fields of “Greenery”

Opening Reception and Jewelry Trunk Show with Elizabeth: Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm

Each new season on Martha’s Vineyard brings about new work, new artists, and new ideas. This show, Fields of “Greenery,” is inspired by Pantone’s color of the year: Greenery. The Nikki Sedacca Galllery sees its artists not only using this “fresh, zesty yellow-green,” but also drawing inspiration from the endless hues of green throughout nature– in its foliage, fields and flowing water. In this group show, Nikki Sedacca Gallery features Randy Colbath, Bettina Sego, Teresa McCue, Arleen Joseph, Linda Richichi, Maria Burtis, Andrea Dasha Reich, and local artist Anne-Marie Eddy. The opening reception will be Saturday, July 22nd from 4pm to 8pm. Nikki Sedacca Gallery will also host a Trunk Show and meet the designer weekend event featuring the fine jewelry designs of Elizabeth Buenaventura, whose collection highlights a travelers spirit in 14kt gold with precious stones.

In the words of Leatrice Eiseman, who is the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institue, “Greenery bursts fourth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolized the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

Channeling the feel behind “greenery” is artist Randy Colbath. Being a marine-engineer for 30 years, Randy enjoys exploring the boat motif in his abstract boat sculptures. In his new piece, Salvage, the boat is succumb to nature’s will. Randy juxtaposes a sleek finish on the top of the piece to the woods natural texture underneath the boat. The two boats in this show are examples of Colbath’s ability to transform a salvaged piece of wood, into a stunning sculpture that each hold a certain mysterious story.

Arleen Joseph’s abstract landscapes are a highlight of the show with her unique color combinations, textures and lively brushstrokes. Lost World connects to a space unvisited—a Technicolor space for which people are searching. Joseph’s piece “Sunlight Warming” is a visual exploration of territory and color, like a map, where the eye travels from detail to detail and is drawn into the textures of her bold brush strokes.

Higher Perspective I & II is a visual representation of Linda Richichi’s ability to rise above her fears, notwithstanding the political climate. Higher Perspective I & II shows a rejuvenated day full of hope and sunlight. In her new piece, Sunlight Over the Vineyard, Richichi highlights the complex colors of the foliage amidst a perfect sunset. In Bettina Sego’s work, we see the multitude of greens and blues found in water. Currents is one of Sego’s newest pieces from this water series. Using a variety of mixed media and a matte resin, the pieces focuses on movement and motion of colors.

With the pieces mentioned and other exciting works, join Nikki Sedacca Gallery located at 17 Winter St in Edgartown, MA for a trunk show & exhibition-opening extravaganza Saturday, July 22st from 4pm to 8pm.

Earthly Light

Nikki Sedacca Gallery’s opening show, “Earthly Light,” features a variety of artists who use a color field that evokes the multifaceted splendor of light– from its brightest yellows, to subtle hues of blue and green. The Gallery’s artists draw upon the beauty of the world around them. Curating a group of seven unique artists for this show, the Gallery is excited to start the season with a variety of “must-see” work.

Arleen Joseph, abstract oil painter, paints memories from her travels. To Joseph, “mood and feeling are more important than literal reference to natural landscapes.” In her piece “Song of the Earth”, nature sings across the canvas in the form of free brushstroke in hues of yellow, fading and morphing from the traces of sophisticated blues and greens. Her work, found throughout the gallery, entices the eye to stay and consider what feelings each piece conjures.
Artist Joan Konkel’s innovative work, “Break Dance”, uses mixed media on canvas where she juxtaposes layers of painted mesh to a sleek piece of aluminum. Using shades of yellow to surround an abstracted body, Konkel creates an entirely contemporary piece. She challenges the common uses of canvas and transforms the work into an optical play of light and texture.
Color, light and texture fill Linda Richichi’s new diptych, “Higher Perspective I & II”. It is the first piece seen when walking into the gallery off Winter Street. She takes inspiration from an aerial view of a Vineyard marsh blending into the bay and heading out towards the expansive Atlantic Ocean. Richichi uses the palette knife heavily to create a stunning landscape from oil paints. The water extends for miles, and there are just the right number of clouds in the sky to capture the sun’s beams. Color is Richichi’s strong suit; from this larger 30×60 Diptych to her smaller, intimate paintings, each work is a visual escape for the eyes, mind, and soul.
Katie Cassidy’s oil painting “Surf Sweep” balances out the show with ethereal shades of blue that seamlessly blend across the canvas. A seascape —perhaps not entirely— better an abstract seascape, where clouds, water, and sky are blurred as streaks of pink poke through and blend into shades of lavender. Here, color sweeps across the canvas, and Cassidy’s brushstrokes disappear.
With light streaming in through the gallery’s large windows, “Earthly Light” is an exciting show, making the most of space. Each piece is strong, yet they work together to create a welcoming space. Stop in the gallery throughout the week to see these pieces and the rest of the show. Spend some time looking at the work, and enjoy a refreshing glass of iced tea on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information on the artists send an email to info@nikkisedaccagallery.com