BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY.- Elisa Contemporary Art
presents Zenscapes at The Design Studio in Bridgehampton, NY. The exhibit opened on May 20, 2014. It will run through July 7, 2014. This is the first of three art exhibits and series of special events taking place this summer in Bridgehampton at The Design Studio.
Zenscapes is a meditative journey into the abstracted landscapes of artists from the East and West Coasts. the three artists reimagine landscapes, seascapes and our surroundings. The viewer is guided into unknown, new places and worlds. The exhibit features the work of New York artist, Michele D'Ermo , Los Angeles Flow painter, Kimber Berry and San Jose Paper Constructionist, Michael Buscemi .
New York and East Hampton artist Michele DErmo melds together the land, water and skies in an abstracted way through rich colors and ambiant light. According to Michele, Art and nature are so close together it is impossible to say what comes first. Nature allows me to rely on impulse it is my teacher, but I allow for the mystery of art to unfold.
To keep my work spontaneous and inventive, I try to draw upon what lies beneath normal cognition in an uninhibited way. Intuition draws from subliminal knowledge and allows the unfiltered, unfamiliar and unknown to enter my work .
San Jose Artist, Michael Buscemis latest work was inspired by his trip to Tbilisi in Georgia. He was impacted by the mystic Caucasus Mountains and the undulating Black Sea, but most importantly moved by the wild whispers of the winds in Tbilisi. When he came back to California, he felt like it was all a dream. We are debuting Your Path a just completed artwork which is part the white paper collage series.
Los Angeles Flow painter Kimber Berrys series Plastic Gardens is an exploration into our modern relationship with Nature. According to Kimber, "I create a dialogue of the human condition and raise important questions about how we live with nature... How are we as a society going to create harmony and balance with the Earth?." Her artwork combines digitally manipulated photographs of paint, natural and plastic organic plants and flowers alongside and embedded into actual paint.