BY MARIANGELA FREMURA AND TYLER LOFTIS
OPENING THURSDAY DEC. 11TH, 6-8pm
Special guest Mariangela Fremura will give a talk about the current gallery show “New York Cityscapes by Mariangela Fremura and Tyler Loftis".
Before becoming a painter and art historian, her early creative pursuits included 3 feature films and a popular Italian sit-com, as well as a modeling career. But ultimately her passion was for fine art. Fremura grew up in Tuscany, Italy and studied in Florence and Rome where she received her Masters in art history before moving to New York to finish her art education. She now lives in New York City where she paints full-time.
"Mari has some kind of aura about her, like she's got this movie-star quality; and she's got this depth of knowledge and skill and experience about art, she's one of the finest painters I know." - gallery director Chris Protas.
Tyler Loftis, originally from Grand Haven, is the co-founder of the Fire Barn Gallery. He has lived and worked on his art in NYC for the last 17 years.
For this show, Protas asked Loftis and Fremura to make paintings of the city. "There's an endless resource there, I wanted to see how differently they would tackle the subject".
Mariangela will speak at 7pm at the opening for this show. This will be an extremely rare opportunity for people to hear this artist talk about her remarkable life.