franki desaro evening

franki desaro eveningEvening by Franki DeSaro

Opening Reception, June 10

Red Bank, NJ – Presenting solo painting exhibition Sole Luminoso (Bright Sun) by Franki DeSaro. The exhibition will be on view June 10 through August 30, 2017, with an opening reception Saturday, June 10 from 6:00-10:00 pm at Salon Concrete, 123 Broad street, Red Bank, NJ. Artist talk, with exhibition preview and a Q&A with artist from 6:00-6:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Live music, dance performance by artist Kristen Mangione, wine and cheese tasting.

DeSaro has exhibited internationally in Provence, FR, Savannah, GA, and East Hampton, NY. She is gaining recognition through her meditative washes of watered down acrylic on raw canvas.  DeSaro talks about her creative process, stating, “My intimate connection within prayer is similar to a large field of light, wide and open. Each feeling that arrives is a new field slowly fading into one another – creating what feels like the conversations I share in prayer. My prayer transfers into the visual language of painting through my creative process. With pigment, water and raw canvas, fields of colors slowly fade into one another, creating vast spaces of light. I desire to share pure light, gentle light, and powerful light. Even for just a moment, a flicker of light that I myself experience within the quiet.”

Sole Luminoso meaning ‘bright sun’ in Italian represents the quiet, vibrant essence of creation. Subtle, still moments are expressed and experienced through the artists’ eyes, ears and touch. DeSaro gently guides the viewer into her personal experiences of prayer and walks in nature through painting, and the atmosphere of nature, music and dance.

About Franki DeSaro

Franki DeSaro (New Jersey, 1993) received a B.F.A. in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in spring 2015. She has exhibited internationally in group exhibitions and open studios. DeSaro’s most recent group exhibitions: Color Fields, Lee O’Neil Gallery, Savannah, GA and Skimming the Surface, Elizabeth Dow Gallery, East Hampton, NY. In 2016 DeSaro created art as healing projects for a non-profit organization in India, with women and children rescued from trafficking. Presently, DeSaro is preparing for her solo exhibition Sole Luminoso, at Salon Concrete Gallery in Red Bank, NJ. She continues her studio practice in Red  Bank, New Jersey. 

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