Saturday, June 16, 2012

Energy & Rhythm opens at new G4 Studios

Posted By on Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Art by Lesley Silvia
  • Art by Lesley Silvia

Saturday, June 16 – Energy & Rhythm

6 p.m.

G4 Studios

101 S. Garland Ave.



A new gallery opening – not just a one-night party, but an actual gallery! – is always a thing to celebrate, so say hello to G4 Studios, newly open on Church Street in the historic Exchange Building. For G4’s inaugural exhibition, they’ve chosen to show work by a pair of friends: Laura Riekki and Lesley Silvia, both avid competitive rowers. Riekki’s impressionistic oil paintings illuminate the combination of bodily grace and power necessary to send a shell skimming across the water. Silvia (whose papercuts graced the cover of our 2011 Best of Orlando issue) also focuses on the body, delicately carving colored paper into 2-D works that capture the anger and beauty of the female psyche. This opening (the show and the gallery) should give a frisson of hope to Orlando art lovers – and buyers. – Jessica Bryce Young

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