Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Gallery IMA
Sandro Negri Exhibition and Reception

Gallery IMA is pleased to present an intimate showcase of paintings by Italian artist Sandro Negri. Sandro will be traveling from his villa in Mantova, Italy to attend the May 16 th reception, where he will also put on a live demonstration. This is a rare opportunity to see an artist of his ability and passion at work.
The painting will be available for purchase following the show.

Please join Gallery IMA Friday for the opening reception and
Live Demonstration! Friday May 16th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Sandro Negri
Iris # 2
Oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches
Courtesy Gallery IMA, Seattle

Sandro Negri
Bagliori di Storia
Oil on canvas, 20"x20" inches
Courtesy Gallery IMA, Seattle

Sandro Negri was born in the village of Virgilio in Lombardy, Italy in 1940. He grew up among several generations of peasants in an ancestral farmhouse observing and absorbing the age-old agricultural traditions and rituals. His experiences in Italy's most fertile farm region, the Pianura Padana, provided the themes for his paintings such as the peasant figure draped in a dark "tabarro" in a winter scene, women gathering flowers in springtime, and fields of grain in summer. It is impossible not to be fascinated, transported, and bewitched by his astonishing paintings called by a French critic "joy found again in lost paradise".

Sandro began exhibiting primarily in Italy. His fame grew beyond the Italian border, and he was soon exhibiting throughout Europe, publishing his first monograph in 1976. By the mid-1990's he was also showing in the United States and Canada. Two drawings were purchased for the Vivian and Gordon Gilkey permanent collection at the Portland Art Museum in 1997. A thirty-year retrospective exhibit of Sandro'€™s work was held at Casa del Mantegna in Italy in 2000 and the lush catalogue was produced to accompany that exhibit.

In conjunction with his show at Brian Marki Fine Art in Portland, OR, May 5th to 31st.

Sandro Negri
May 16th - June 8th, 2008

Opening reception and Live Demonstration!
Friday May 16th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Gallery IMA
123 South Jackson St.
Seattle WA. 98104-2942

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday - 10:30-5:30 pm
Sunday - 12:00-5:00 pm

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website Gallery IMA


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