Corrine Colarusso, Batman Flower with Fog, 201, acrylic on canvas, 44" x 36"
Corrine Colarusso: Light & Weather
January 13 to February 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13 at 6pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 3, 2017 at 2pm
Atlanta-based artist Corrine Colarusso will have her first exhibition this January at Poem 88. Colarusso's work, celebrating the effervescent energy of the natural world through acrylic paintings on canvas and multimedia drawings, displays her luscious color sensibility and uncanny ability to capture light and atmosphere like so many great painters of the American landscape. Wetlands, verdant fields, or forests are all fodder for her depictions of the every-changing, scintillating light.
Colarusso says about her work:
There is a metaphorical, fugitive quality to my work. It depicts not a comfortable nature, but a shifting one, acknowledging that we live in a time when technology seems increasingly natural to us and nature itself less so. And because of this, landscape, nature, and plant life, however beautiful and seemingly familiar, provide a speculative reality.
For many years, she was a professor at the now-defunct Atlanta College of Art. She received her MFA from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University.
Her works are included in many public and private collections such as the High Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Atlanta, Gas Light, Roberto Goizueta School of Business Library, Emory University, Coca Cola Inc., Troutman, Sanders, Lockerman, & Ashmore, Equifax Corporation, and King and Spalding, Inc.
She will have her first solo exhibition at Poem 88 January 13 to February 24, 2018. Her work is currently on view at Galerie Tangerine in Nashville, TN in "Shaking the Twilight" until January 4, 2018.