With all of the new hand-painted textiles, jewelry and fashion accessories, it might be easy to forget that the walls at Aquatro Gallery are surrounded by the fine art work of Adriana “Gigi” Mederos. Featuring artworks on paper and canvas, Gigi shows a mature painting style that often incorporates printmaking and stamping into her lush colorful compositions. So lush, that they often take on characteristics of skin, or landscapes, even of microscopic life. This dichotomy of macro and micro is often found in her work.
Regardless of the strata she paints on, Mederos primarily uses acrylic medium in her work. Her technique with the acrylics is quite sophisticated – viewers often remark the paintings seem like oils. In part, this is because of Mederos’ brightly-colored choices in her compositions, but it’s mainly due to her ability to paint with finesse and touch; layering colors, feathering edges, while losing none of the density of the color.
Fine art work exhibitions at Aquatro Gallery rotate throughout the summer months – certainly new work will be hanging for the upcoming July Fourth weekend. If you’re interested in contemporary fine art at Aquatro Gallery, we invite you to drop by and visit us. We’re open daily 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. through Columbus Day 2012.