Left to right: "Arrows" by Doug Reina, "Spring's Welcome" by Melissa Imossi,
"Storm Signal" by Iacopo Pasquinelli
Featuring the artwork of
Doug Reina, Melissa Imossi and Iacopo Pasquinelli
at the Art League's Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery
Art Exhibition: July 20 - August 14, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, July 29, 2011, 5pm-8pm
"Brushworks - One Island, Three Views", features recent artwork by these award winning artists - Doug Reina, Melissa Imossi and Iacopo Pasquinelli. Long Island is the inspirational muse for all three artists, however the approach of each artist differs, resulting in artwork that is surprisingly diverse.
Doug Reina, a native of Long Island, studied art at Buffalo State College and later
with various local artists, including Stan Brodsky, Joseph Reboli (1945-2004),
Art Cumings and Christian White.
Melissa Imossi, also of Long Island, moved to Italy, where for seven years
she studied classical realism at various academies in Florence, including the
prestigious Angel Academy of Art.
Iacopo Pasquinelli, an Italian native, studied with noted Florentine painter
Tiziano Bonnani, before moving to the U.S. and falling in love with painting
the exotic Long Island landscape.
The diverse training and backgrounds of each artist has resulted in three unique techniques that are well illustrated by the paintbrushes on the banner pictured above. Doug Reina often uses large paintbrushes to create areas of clean, clear impasto color that is rarely blended, Melissa Imossi uses several coats of transparent paint, blending colors into each other when needed. Iacopo Pasquinelli uses soft brushes to create luminous, panoramic paintings that are carefully blended and full of atmosphere.
Tune in to this Sunday's July 17 edition of SundayArts on Thirteen and WLIW21 to learn more about this exhibit.
The segment will air on Thirteen at 12 noon and on WLIW at 3:00pm.
If you miss the program on Sunday, you can view it starting