ROSI MARIA DI MEGLIO | JERUSALEM
From November 11 to Novembre 28, 2020; Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m.
This body of work was inspired by my travels to Israel in 2017, during a time of conflict in the Holy Land. My own interests in the magical city of Jerusalem and my curiosity with spirituality lead me to the Holy City.
I sat in on a symposium which was 10 minutes from the Gaza borders, I could hear the fighter planes over head as the guest speakers spoke of art and community. I visited a school compound that had bomb shelters for the children, the sirens would go off two to three times a day. I was mystified by the beauty of the city and the culture but at the same time traumatized with the idea of what these families endure on a constant basis. I felt this experience to be an excellent catalyst to my abstract expressionism practice. My artist practice explores the relationship between space, color, and memory. The color identifies with the constant push and pull, the struggle, of everyday life, while considering moments of silence and retreat in its composition through space.