The Gallery 4 presents
"Vivid Visions" New oil paintings and digital works by Marion Di Quinzio

"Vivid Visions" Opens Saturday, July 1st, 2017 and runs through Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at The Gallery 4 (206 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside, 412-363-5050). The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, July 1st, 2017 from 7pm - 11pm and will be opened to the general public with complimentary refreshments and cocktails provided by The Gallery 4. The Gallery 4 is open Tuesday through Saturday 1pm- 8pm.

The Gallery 4 is pleased to welcome back Marion Di Quinzio! You may remember Di Quinzio from her previous exhibitions and appearances here at the gallery, including 2016’s duo show “Full Spectrum Ahead” alongside Carolyn Frischling and 2014’s “Dancing Color” - Di Quinzio's refined, chromatic works first caught the attention of The Gallery 4 at our 2013 Annual Salon Show.

Marion Di Quinzio was born in the Netherlands. After high school, she moved to the United States where she earned a B.S. from Carnegie- Mellon University and an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. She has lived and worked in six countries: the Netherlands, Venezuela, the USA, Germany, Suriname, and Hungary. In addition, she has traveled and worked extensively in Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Inspired by the dynamic forms and limitless hues of nature, Di Quinzio extracts a fantasy from this dazzling chaos - a peaceful, harmonious and vibrant place. This dream is reflected in the paintings to convey charged positive energy and wild spiritual freedom. The electric colors and stirring shapes become the theme.

Marion doesn't pre-plan her paintings prior to laying down oils onto linen; the process is very organic and intuitive. Marion lets the colors decide which forms to entify on canvas. Each additional element is built upon this foundation of intensity. As the piece progresses, this process becomes more complicated as the number of variables increase. Di Quinzio refines these components and presents the viewer an elegance of form and a sensation of dancing color and richly tinted melodies.

With her latest works, Di Quinzio continues her experimental mode of harmonizing shape and color, new textures and movements into the unique fabric of her singular, vivid vision.

Di Quinzio, on the works -

"Each shape, regardless of its position or size on the canvas, has an enormous, disproportionate influence on the whole - thus becoming a metaphor for the ultimate realities of a metaphysical world. A painting is finished when any addition would upset the achieved harmony and balance."



Marion Di Quinzio currently resides and works in Philadelphia, PA

mariondiquinzio.com

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