Bernadette de Cesare: ‘Demons, Dances, and Dreams’
“Demons, Dances, and Dreams,” a show of Bernadette de Cesare´s layered, visionary dreamscapes opens on Friday, May 24 at the Green Lion Gallery, 104 Front Street, Bath. There will be a reception for the artist that day from 5-7 p.m. The show will be on display through June 16.
De Cesare says of her work: “I´m a visionary artist, a visual storyteller and an intuitive painter. My art gives me joyful surprises as well as artistic discomfort.” She worked mostly in oil and acrylic until about a decade ago when she discovered pastel as a medium and fell in love with it. Working in pastel encourages the direct eye-to-hand connection that animates her work, and makes it easier to achieve the deeply layered colors and varied textures of her intuitive images.
Her work weaves symbolic imagery and mystical connections into visual stories derived from home life, portraits, and landscape. The results are complex, richly colorful, and partly - sometimes completely - abstract. They reflect de Cesare´s ever-changing world where, as she says, “the realm of the subconscious is part of the journey.”