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Stacie Grosso I Monument Sotheby’s International Realty I Art Gallery Event
February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Please join us on Thursday, February 9th, from 4-6 pm at our Village of Cross Key’s Office & Gallery to enjoy the paintings of Stacie Grosso.
Stacie Grosso, a Baltimore born, bred, and based artist earned a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Interior Design and Fine Art. An artist and art lover since early childhood; she’s the product of a very creative mother and an artist/art teacher father. The interest-in-art gene was there from the start.
Color, texture, movement, balance and overall composition, blended with visual impact, have always been a constant for her in everyday life, whether in creative tasks or the mundane. RIT is where she was exposed to a new variety of art techniques, design skills, tools, and mediums. Those including, but not limited to, hand rendering, charcoal drawing, architectural model building, silk painting, fiber arts, metal, as well as visiting with old favorites, colored pencil, graphite, pastels, oil and acrylic painting.
Driven by art and design forces past and present, my many influences are extracted from notes of Mid-Century Modern Design, Architecture, The Impressionisms, Modern Art, and Art Deco. The star at the top of that influence tree is Art Nouveau. It was an early fascination for me in high school, but I didn’t quite realize until I started to let my pen wander in recent years, how much my love of Plants and Biophilic Design really played into this collection.
Green. I love Green. All things Green. My extensive plant collection is a mainstay in my daily life, it’s another passion I’ve nurtured since childhood, taking it up a notch in recent years. The obvious Botanical element in many of these compositions came naturally, not intentionally. As I discovered, they all marry happily together.
I always go back to the French term made famous by Theophile Gautier “l‘art pour l‘art” an ode to the autotelic things in life, translates to “Art for art’s sake”, the mantra of the Art Nouveau Movement. In watered-down terms, “I make pretty things because I want to.”
Extensive experimenting with color stories, shapes and linear structures leading up to this collection, however, I’ve loosened up considerably in these pieces. Sticking mainly to the use of different inks on paper as my current medium obsession. Mainly on account of the flexibility I get from the two, but also conversely with their controllability.
My personal belief is art should evoke fun, emotion, and truly speak to the viewer’s aesthetic preferences. That is the honest benchmark I hold my work accountable. Didactics are of no importance to my work at this moment, so kindly don’t ask me to explain much, simply just enjoy whatever strikes you.