FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SUPER NATURAL: BY GORDON STETTINIUS AND NATURAL OBSERVATIONS: BY KAZAAN VIVEIROS OPENS AT THE PAGE BOND GALLERY MAY 1, 2009
The Page Bond Gallery is pleased to present new works by Gordon Stettinius and Kazaan Viveiros. Following recent travels; both artists outline their trajectory to self-discovery in their new series. Introducing a collection of street photographs, Gordon Stettinius celebrates the unconventional spirits whose paths have crossed his own, Kazaan Viveiros’ paintings on panel reflect inward to heritage and family lineage after a pilgrimage she made to Portugal, the land of her ancestors.
These works by Gordon Stettinius and Kazaan Viveiros will be on view at the Page Bond Gallery, 1625 West Main Street, with an opening reception honoring the artists, Friday, May 1, 2009 from 7 to 9 PM. The exhibition will be on view at the gallery from Friday May 1 through May 30.
Gordon Stettinius has pulled together a collection of portraits that, as he says, “make me smile, make me think, make me thankful.” The photographs describe an idealized version of his life. “Filled with theater, celebration, friends, loved ones, music, dance, beauty and good jokes” Stettinius elevates the status of these individuals to the characters that keep our lives light and full of laughter.
Stettinius has exhibited his photographs extensively throughout the United States and abroad. He is a two-time recipient of the Golden Light Award at the Maine Photographic Workshops and his work belongs in several major public collections. Gordon Stettinius received his BFA from the University of Richmond.
Kazaan Viveiros uses the process of drawing as a means to investigate the intricacies of nature and individual experience of our landscape. Her new body of work encompasses delicate renderings of botanical elements on vellum layered on gouache paintings. “Traveling has a way of opening up the mind to new possibilities. A change in visual environment often sparks the creative process and inevitably leads to personal discovery.”
Viveiros received her MFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BA in Studio Art and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and belongs in major public and private collections including, US State Department, Owens and Minor, Capital One, and Time/Warner.