Opening reception: Saturday, April 14, 2018 * 6p-9p
April 14 - May 5, 2018
“Enter the garden of unearthly delights. Where seed and spirit meet, uniting face to flower ~ Tell them your secrets, listen carefully and hear their hushed words spoken in reply.”
Donna Abbate is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York, and has practiced the art of surrealism in such places as Boston, Santa Fe and currently conjures works of an inexplicable nature in Cambria, California.
“I play the mad scientist with art. A surrealist at heart, I juxtapose forms based on nature-known and unknown, microscopic and macroscopic. My artwork is an orchestration of chaos: colors, shapes, plants, landscapes, animals, figures, collected and layered into a two dimensional spirit. Like a spirit, each piece has a sense of self. Whether a stately portrait, a dreamlike landscape or a study of flora, the images are infused with a vital force that challenges the veil of reality. These illustrations become, for me, a way to celebrate the mysterious and fantastic elements of our planet, asking the viewer to look again at their surroundings and contemplate the way things could be if there were no limits on our natural world.”