The Davis Gallery, located at 200 Boston Post Rd, Orange, Connecticut, continues to build on its excellent reputation as an advocate for the arts and the community. The gallery has been showcasing talented regional artists in a variety of media since early, 2009. The Davis Gallery recently received the 2013 New Haven Advocate’s Best Gallery Opening Award, which is an acknowledgment of the gallery’s creative connection to the local community by hosting friendly, social and unintimidating events.
In June 2013, the Davis Gallery not only expanded its physical gallery space, but also added another fine artist to its repertoire, renowned contemporary orchid painter, Patricia Laspino. The Davis Gallery is representing Patricia’s exceptional hand-embellished limited editions on canvas and commemorative editions on paper, including a suite of etchings. Many of her works are impressively large, some as large as 36 x 72 inches.
Visit the Davis Gallery to view a final sampling of Laspino’s artwork currently on display. The event and art exhibition offer a rare opportunity to experience a selection of Laspino’s distinctive original oil paintings, many of which have traveled to several important venues across the United States.
Several of her works are held by the US government in locations as the Smithsonian, the House of Representatives, and the Capitol Botanical Gardens. Laspino’s exceptional sculptured canvases with often over 70 layers of transparent oils provide a rare investment opportunity to collectors and corporations.
The showcase closing event entitled, “The Art of Awareness” is scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1-5 p.m.
Patricia will be in attendance for an engaging “meet and greet” Playing for your interest, will be a thought-provoking video which addresses her art and her ambitious global project, the Orchid Alliance Project – Bridging Art & Science. The Project seeks to increase awareness and appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the natural world. By using orchids as a metaphor in her paintings, she explores cultural and biological evolution, biodiversity, and environmental stewardship at the intersection of art and science.
As a professional artist, Patricia’s 35 year career has been inspired by the beauty of the natural world and its power to influence. Her sculptured orchid paintings themselves are visually stimulating; intertwined with their beauty is the intellectually provocative science component which is of equal importance. Her art arises from research and collaboration with scholars and scientists at institutions like the Smithsonian Institution; the American Orchid Society and Yale University to name a few.
Her work hangs in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, the US House of Representatives, the US Botanic Garden at the Capitol, the American Orchid Society and the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale, as well as other private and public collections across the United States.
This is the final showing in Connecticut, the next Laspino exhibition will be in Hawaii.
For more information,
contact The Davis Gallery at 203.795.4705