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August 13, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - September 5, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
Jessica Simorte & Angela Arrigo
August 13 – September 5
Reception: August 13, 7-10pm
Angela Arrigo was born in 1992 in Palm Beach, Florida, graduated Maryland Institute College of Art (2014) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting. She was an Artist Tenant at Platform Arts Center in Baltimore, Maryland from 2014 to 2016. She currently lives and works in South Florida.
Arrigo creates a fragmented connection between a tropical palette and a playful language of mark making. She introduces layers of canvas to allow for a copy and paste aesthetic while purposefully manipulating translucent paint to veil and compartmentalize certain aspects of the painting. Her work incorporates various mediums including but not limited to spray foam, zip ties, acrylic and oil paint as well as found objects.
Jessica Simorte completed her MFA at the University of Cincinnati’s school of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning in 2014 and is currently teaching at Sam Houston State University. She has shown regionally, nationally and internationally and has been included in numerous esteemed publications. Simorte’s practice serves as an ongoing examination of how art making can function as a mode of placemaking. Having experienced hyper-sensitive connections to her inhabited surroundings her entire life, the work ultimately focuses on drawing and painting as a means of navigating physical and intangible places. She is represented by Galleri Urbane in Dallas, TX.