Monday, October 24, 2005

Mission artists sparkle with captivating perspective !

'Evening with the Artists' exhibit

Next door, the Blue Studio hosted an "Evening with the Artists" gallery show curated by Sarah Bright, Stephen Stout and Michael Latronica. Twenty Blue Studio artists treated the public to contemporary oil paintings, mixed media, jewelry and other works, while indulging in libations and exchanging friendly dialogue.

With so many intriguing visuals from which to indulge the eye, I was drawn to Sidnea D'Amico's,, mixed media display, "Ho Voluto Volare 4", created of resin with painted acrylic inside plastic boxes. Multi-colored glossy resin cubes were arranged in different-sized clusters illustrating a contrast between the group and the individual. A magnifying glass dangled over the display so visitors could marvel over the minute painterly swirls of acrylic embedded within each piece.

D'Amico said she appreciates creating art the most when she is able to take her painting to a new and unexplored level. "My technique begins with these very colorful dots, which are like miniature paintings embedded in the resin," said D'Amico, who is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil. "Their interrelations among one another become changed and even compromised through their placement."

The Blue Studio is located on the 4th floor of 2111 Mission St. For more Mission District Galleries, visit


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