SACI Post-Bac Studio Art student Beckett Emerald Sky and SACI independent graduate student Elizabeth Courtney exhibit in SACI's Maidoff Gallery.
Painting and sculpture works by Beckett Emerald Sky and Elizabeth Courtney will be on view at Palazzo Maidoff from March 22 to March 26, 2018. Please join us for the closing reception on Monday, March 26 at 5pm.
Beckett Emerald Sky: Irimi, to enter into directly, or to choose death, to transform into a new, fresh life.
The movement of winter into spring, seed into flower, egg into bird, sand into pearl the soul into freedom. And the transformation of a life form that happens in a container, seedpod, shell, human body, this is the theme pulsing through my work this year. I am deeply moved by La Verna and the life of St. Francis, seeing his burlap robe, the mysticism of the relic, what is left behind as the life inside transforms powerfully to push through and move onto its next incarnation, and images of the bird of paradise and the gates of paradise which have recurrently appeared as my companions in this journey of mine to Florence. I honor the sweetness of surrendering the container and the unknown first life that emerges forth on its way to becoming, in the spring of transformation.
Elizabeth Courtney: Dumping Grounds
Our world is currently one of constant change, instant gratification, and disposable everything. I chose to expressively and critically depict some of these places that are being destroyed for our consumer needs. Expressive painting reminds me that the smallest mark or movement can make a huge difference to the overall image, and in life the smallest choice or decision can make a huge difference to the world. Our simple choices not only affect the natural state of our environment but also the economic, political, and personal health of our global society. The choice is ours.
March 22-26, 2018
Closing reception on Monday, March 26 at 5pm
Via Sant'Egidio 14, Florence
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-7pm and Saturday-Sunday 1-7pm