An exhibition featuring the works by Maria Pietri and the creative outcomes of a current workshop with “Gotz” will be opening on Friday 15th of September, 5pm at Fondation Suzanne Bastien Gallery on Pango Rd.
Maria Pietri has been exhibitiong thoughout the USA, France and Vanuatu for 27 years.
Maria’s current exhibition “Fishes and Birds” sees her exploring the technique of monotypes on paper with a gelli plate. The gelli plate is a soft printing surface made out of gelatin which does not make the use of a press necessary.
“I love the recyclability and fragility of paper. It takes the responsibility away and frees me up to to do small things. I push the textures and colours intuitively then I cut them into simple shapes, fishes and birds, staying away from traditional realism. I am using scissors as I would use my brushes.”
Artist “Gotz” aka Phillipe Donaghy, is currently visiting Port Vila. A French national based in Tahiti, he is currently running workshops on Indian Ink techniques with local artists at the Fondation.
Opening evening will coincide with the Fondation’s monthly fundraising event and will feature art, kakae, kava and drinks. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.
Further and more current info on opening night can be found on Facebook: Fondation Suzanne Bastien or phone: 24991
Both exhibitions close September 30 followed by “Sik Plastik Long Solwota 2017” opening October 11.