The Gallery 4 presents "Dancing Color" Paintings by Marion Di Quinzio

"Dancing Color" Paintings by Marion Di Quinzio opens Saturday, March 1st, 2014 and runs through Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at The Gallery 4 (206 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside, 412-363-5050). The opening reception will take place Saturday, March 1st, 2014 from 7 - 11PM and will be opened to the general public with complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres provided by The Gallery 4. The Gallery 4 is open Tuesday through Saturday 1- 8PM .

The Gallery 4 is very pleased to welcome Marion Di Quinzio Marion was born in the Netherlands. After high school, she moved to the United States where she earned a B.S. from Carnegie- Mellon University and an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. She has lived and worked in six countries: the Netherlands, Venezuela, the USA, Germany, Suriname, and Hungary. In addition, she has traveled and worked extensively in Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean; Di Quinzio's refined, chromatic works first caught the attention of The Gallery 4 at our 2013 Annual Salon Show.

Inspired by the dynamic forms and limitless hues of nature, Di Quinzio extracts a fantasy from this vivid chaos - a peaceful, harmonious and vibrant place. This dream is reflected in the paintings to convey charged positive energy and wild spiritual freedom. The electric colors and stirring shapes become the theme.

Marion doesn't pre-plan her paintings prior to laying down oils onto linen; the process is very organic and intuitive. Marion lets the colors decide which forms to entify on canvas. Each additional element is built upon this foundation of intensity. As the piece progresses, this process becomes more complicated as the number of variables increase. Di Quinzio refines these components and presents the viewer an elegance of form and a sensation of dancing color.

Di Quinzio, on the works:

"Each shape, regardless of its position or size on the canvas, has an enormous, disproportionate influence on the whole - thus becoming a metaphor for the ultimate realities of a metaphysical world. A painting is finished when any addition would upset the achieved harmony and balance."

Marion Di Quinzio currently resides and works in Philadelphia, P A

 

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“dancing to a different tune”

“and what are we going to do with W?”

“Anything you can do……..”

“I could have sworn…….”

“and that’s how the trouble started.”

“what happened to “we’re all in this together””

“Mambo anyone?”

“and with what am I supposed to catch those?”

“didn’t you get the memo?”

“no really, which way is up?”

“dancing queen”

“pinball wizard”

“jumping through hoops”

“straggler note”

“connections”

“oddballs”

“didn’t you forget something?”

“composition # 21”

“composition # 22”

“composition # 23”

“composition # 24”