Megan Cascella | Dana Lofnik | Isabella Saraceni
Annex Gallery | April 15 – April 25, 2021
Isabella Saraceni is an emerging artist working across multiple disciplines such as painting, drawing, mixed media and sculpture. She holds a BFA in Painting from the University of Connecticut and has exhibited her work in several Connecticut galleries including Nancy Marine Studio Gallery in Torrington and VAIS Gallery in Storrs. She has spent time studying in Florence Italy and has received a variety of awards including the University of Connecticut IDEA Grant and the Gloriana Gill award.
My recent work focuses on time, memory, and environment. I am conscious of my effort to look towards the currents and layers of complex inner landscapes which I explore using color and texture as metaphor for what is known and unknown. To me, painting is both additive and subtractive, allowing for the discovery of gestures and unexpected compositions. Through a series of processes involving painting, collaging, and sanding, sometimes to the point of puncturing the surface, the process reveals a history of marks which I recognize as as familiar figures or precarious, fragmented environments. I strive to remain open to unexpected connections in the work, reflecting my way of moving through the world.