Savor the Moment: Paintings and Prints of Paris

Save the Date!
November 21 - December 14, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov 23, 4-6pm
Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors
Oakland, CA

The paintings and works on paper in Savor the Moment are inspired by the fleeting and enduring moments of Paris’ 6th Arrondissement. I began this painting series shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015. I wanted to close the distance that separated me from the daily lives and rituals that were traumatically impacted by the attacks and challenged my own sense of security about returning to Paris.

This series places the view in the center of the scene - or as a witness to the social exchanges in sidewalk cafes, parks and alleys. The buildings, windows and streets harbor, protect, and release the action. The weather, light and atmosphere activate the scenes.

The viewer may find fraught visual interpretations, but painting the verve and vitality of Paris life has renewed my sense of hope and a commitment to not succumb to fear.

There will be an Artist Talk on December 14 at 2pm

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