Rosemarie Fiore Displays a Certain Flare
By Oscar LaluyanIn 7th century China, fireworks were invented and have been painting the night sky to add that extra flair to festivities with rockets, falling stars and of course, flares. Now we fast forward to 2013, Rosemarie Fiore has devised a way to use the colorful smoke from fireworks into her paintings. AF attended the pyrotechnical color world of Smoke Paintings at Von Lintel Gallery last September 12th.
|Welcome to Von Lintel Gallery for Rosemarie Fiore Opening Reception|
|Explosive Art at Von Lintel Gallery|
|Smoke Painting #35 (2013) by Rosemarie Fiore|
|(L-R) Amy Sande-Friedman of Von Lintel Gallery with artist Rosemarie Fiore|
|Smoke Paintings by Rosemarie Fiore at Von Lintel Gallery|
Seeing a fireworks display burst into the inky dark sky is captivating and beautiful. It elicits “oohs” and “aahs” from the spellbound spectators. Fiore manages to make an interpretation of that same reaction with these paintings. Instead of the luxury of a night ky, she did them on paper. Did she have fun creating her new work? I would think so. The exuberance of the color palette and the rhythmic forms illustrated that risky yet fun mood in what she produced for her show. The process may have been explosive but the end result is a real smile maker. It dances and plays with reckless abandon. It is not dour or born of angst. I just don’t see that. Her smoke paintings uplifts you even for a brief moment in the same way a rocket flare would in its short lived ephemeral beauty.
|These red boots are made for walking – Rosemarie Fiore at her opening reception at Von Lintel Gallery|