RIVAA Vernissage 20 opened last weekend, and it was a milestone for Roosevelt Island. The artist collective postponed 2020’s “unveiling” because of COVID, but this year, it happened on time, signalling a comeback.
Because of lingering COVID and other restrictions, many weren’t able to see the show. In the interest of bringing the art to everyone, RIVAA president Tad Sudol shares his photos from Vernissage 20 with The Daily and its readers.
In life as in art, so often, the people are part of the show.
And filled with knots and transitions.
Laura Hussey’s large paintings, inspired by the Greek islands, have been stopping art lovers in their tracks for years.
Valeriu (Bobo) Boborelu’s work brings spiritual beings to life on canvas.
Anthony Moran’s work defies ideas about digital creativity. His ability to manipulate pixels opens a door to new vistas.
AnneMarie Danenberg found the lyricism of spring in the interplay of blossoms and people released from winter.
Visitors with, left to right, Ioan Popoiu, Bobo, Piaskowski and Toshiko Kitano Groner.
Toshiko Kitano Groner has always been a colorist, but in recent years, her work expanded into abstract graphics. Figurative paintings harness abstrations, and she refuses to give in to convention.
The variety of artwork in RIVAA Vernissage 20 reflects astonishing diversity for such a small town. Roosevelt Island is enriched.
People in art, and the art in people, sparking creativity.
See RIVAA Vernissage 20, if you can…
This show remains on display until May 30th. Gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and weekends from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.