The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 Thursday, January 21, 2021

Poem 88 presents the second solo exhibition of Corrine Colarusso, Every Leaf a Shelter
Tower of Reeds and Air, 2020, 84 x 66 inches, acrylic on canvas.

ATLANTA, GA.- These days, global warming, the despoliation of our environment, and the loss of fragile ecosystems are front of mind - of my mind, at least. Having grown up in Louisiana, I know too well how the effects of toxic dumping combined with global warming have destroyed most of Louisiana’s wetlands providing next to no barrier for the destructive force of hurricanes. Activism comes in many forms. One ingenious friend has taken her knowledge of concrete to create man-made reefs that support sealife creating beds for oysters, the ocean’s own filtration system. Other people support environmental groups and write to their elected officials. But one person, Corrine Colarusso, makes paintings bursting with the light and energy of our natural world and invites us to marvel at the worlds inside worlds in a tide pool, or the buzzing, waving forms of marsh grass melded into the atmosphere of twilight.

For her second solo exhibition at { Poem 88 }, Every Leaf a Shelter, Corrine Colarusso reminds us of the private moments afforded us in communion with the natural world. For the past forty-five years, Colarusso has been offering up paintings teeming with vibrancy and dreamlike visions. Painted in layers of acrylic on canvas, the works are luminous and evocative. They appear like fragile mountains composed of grasses, plants, insects, water, and light.

She says: Paintings are restless creations. We collect fragments of ideas and images, and then try to map them where they are, to find connections to the signals, patterns and mysteries of what we see.

In these new paintings, I describe the landscape in clusters of reeds and grasses becoming chambers, channels, and shelters, – tent like formations of switchgrass or miscanthus as architecture under big sky and distant views. I paint these images not only for what they are, but for what else they are, how they help us see and understand what we need in nature. Every leaf a shelter, in the back yard, and in painting.

Colarusso invites us into that shelter through this body of work so we might recollect our first joy in nature and take care to cherish it and preserve it.

Colarusso has been the recipient of numerus awards and grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment of the Arts Grant, A Fulbright-Hayes research and travel grant to India and Nepal. She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, the Cortona Program of the University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy, the Ossabaw Island Project, Ossabaw Island, Georgia. She organized and curated Painters’ Reel, Contemporary Painting in Georgia, an exhibition which traveled to the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, The Jepson Center for Contemporary Art in Savannah, and the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, during 2009 and 2010. She taught at the Atlanta College of Art (now SCAD) from 1975-1996. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, most recently at the Georgia Museum of Art 2019-2020. Her work is included in many museum, private and corporate 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.

Today's News

March 8, 2020

Kunstmuseum Basel exhibits works from the Im Obersteg Collection

TEFAF art fair carries on. But business isn't usual.

Exhibition of Kenneth Noland's Flare series on view at Pace Gallery

18th century Chinese gourd sells for $4.6 million at auction

The networks that ruled earth's ancient seas

Truck crashes into an Easter Island statue

The Armory Show announces move to the Javits Center and new September dates for 2021 edition

TEFAF releases 'Art Market Report: Art Patronage in the 21st Century'

Gagosian opens an exhibition of new paintings by Jennifer Guidi

Kasmin opens 'Valley of Gold: Southern California and the Phantasmagoric'

The Twist at Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park in Norway wins LCD Berlin Award for Best Architecture

Sotheby's to offer Francis Bacon's 'Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus' this May in New York

House of Illustration opens the UK's first public exhibition dedicated solely to gay cultural icon Tom of Finland

SXSW festival in Texas cancelled over coronavirus fears

He played with Charlie Parker. For $15 he'll play with you.

Columbus Museum of Art opens 'Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989'

Throckmorton Fine Art opens an exhibition of photographic images by Don Farber

Revered jazz pianist McCoy Tyner dead at 81

First book devoted solely to the ethical concerns museums face regarding collections published

Petzel Gallery opens a solo exhibition of recent paintings by artist Rodney McMillian

The Beatles' first performance stage, Hey Jude lyrics and more head to Julien's Auctions

Poem 88 presents the second solo exhibition of Corrine Colarusso, Every Leaf a Shelter

Pangolin London opens an exhibition of works on paper and sculptures by Geoffrey Clarke

A deaf-blind dishwasher achieves his childhood dream: Movie actor

Almine Rech opens its first exhibition of Jansson Stegner with the gallery

How to get more views on YouTube?

How to Pick a Career You Will Never Abandon

Importance of Culture in Learning of Hard Languages

Health benefits of Medical Marijuana

How soon after an accident should you file an injury claim?

How to Make Him Hard and CRAVE You?

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit
online casino australia

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful