Highlight in August will be California based artist Deborah Oropallo whose newest body of work focuses on the farm to table concept and the relationship between animals and food. Oropallo, inspired by her recent move to a farm and attempt to live in a self-sustaining environment, Oropallo’s works capture the gentleness and ferocity inherent in nurturing, living with, and harvesting animals. This complex relationship is echoed in Oropallo’s technique of layering imagery and blurring the distinction of form, figure and background. Oropallo refines her artistic transition from painting to digital imaging by incorporating the multimedia of printmaking, photography, digital technology and painting. Using animals to provoke questions regarding the paradoxical aspects of food and our relationship to it.
Gail Severn Gallery
400 First Avenue North