Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2pm – 5pm
Join Edwardsville’s Good Weather Gallery for a solo exhibit and book release reception with Gesso Magazine Feature Cover Artist, Tracey Ippolito. Tracey is releasing a long-time-coming autobiographical narrative series that will be a “walk through” of her expanding life as an artist. She is also presenting her “Universalism” art form in her new philosophical art book, available at the show.
Tracey Ippolito – Artist Statement:
All my life, I have been an artist, ever-thirsty for exploring, sharing, and making new discoveries. In the midst of creating my art, I began to gather a collection of ideas to bring something new to art. This became a lifelong project, Universalism.
Now, at long last, I am presenting the series of Universalist paintings which are each paired with an accompanying poem for its utmost expression. A book I have written on the philosophy of Universalism, along with the full collection of the show will be available as well.
I have always utilized my own life as a medium in my art, using my own journey to punctuate and hopefully illuminate the journey for us all. I have always felt a strong, inherent responsibility to others to create experiences, such as I have had whether due to mental illnesses or spirituality, awakening us to something higher than what we know, or who we think we are.
I approach my canvasses as if they are open windows that anyone can look through to see into another world. The intention is for the viewer to see so deeply into the painting, that eventually, the line of sight reconnects with the individual. This is to bring about a unique, all-encompassing experience which not only heightens the personal notion of “self”, but increases the concept of oneness or co-consciousness through the merging of worlds. Through exploring a compendium of subjects on one visual plane at a time, we enter wholly into the pursuit of finding ourselves, remembering where we came from, and discovering what we mean.
About this exhibition:
This will be a public opening. Patrons are asked to abide by Covid-19 regulations, such as social distancing and mask wearing. Private appointments to view the exhibit can be arranged by contacting Gallery owner and curator, Brooke Peipert at 618-477-9323.
For more on Tracey Ipollito and her Art of Universalism, see June 2019 Gesso Magazine “Out of the Shadows”: https://issuu.com/gessomagazine/docs/06_19_final_pdf_color_version