An exhibit of all-new work from her year-long sabbatical on the US mainland and Mexico. From Turneresque landscape to robust still life, the ever-present gestural enthusiasm of her work prevails. The new locales of her travels seem to have infused her work with new vitality: colors are more vibrant, compositions are more energized. Dorenzo has also applied innovative uses of her customary oil pastel and oil bar media. Just as significantly, this body of work represents Dorenzo’s reflection on the journey of her career. It has carried her full circle from her beginnings as an art student in Philadelphia through her many years on Maui, back to those early roots. This work charts three decades of navigation, discovery and risk. We should all raise a glad shout for what she has brought back to us as if, unexpectedly and collectively, we have finally seen our ship come in.
On Saturday, April 30 she will conduct a gallery walk at 5:30 PM, with an opening reception to follow. Learn more about the developments in her work on Sundays, May 1, 8 and 15, from 11 am until 2 pm, when Diana will be in the gallery for discussion and studio work.