The UConn Stamford Campus Art Gallery is pleased to announce “Colors of Life” by Katya Lebrija.
An exhibit featuring urban themes through the use of watercolors, acrylics, printmaking and mixed media by Mexican artist, Katya Lebrija. “Colors of Life”, is a solo exhibit where the artist, expresses herself through the use of color, textures, movement and elements that we find in daily life, all of which provoke different emotions and interpretations for each viewer.
Exhibition Runs: May 2 to June 15, 2016.
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 7, 2 pm to 4 pm. Free and open to the public.
Katya’s goal for the exhibit, “My hope is for the viewer to find something special in these images, which perhaps evoke some memory or a new idea that inspires them to create their own story”. This show will feature various scenic paintings, dark and bright, inspirational and thought provoking that will leave you speechless. For each finished piece, in turn sparks new ideas and inspiration for the next one and each work is the cumulative results of all the pieces that came before it. There is always a new discovery, new solutions and Katya often allows even unintentional elements to become part of the final composition.
Lebrija also mentions, “When a painting has elements that are a part of our daily life, like buildings, windows, wheels, ladders, etc., it’s more interesting for the viewer because he or she can relate to them. For example, a building full of windows and doors might incite a ‘behind the walls’ story and it is interesting how the viewer is immersed into the painting and engages in conversation with it. On the other hand, ladders and wheels can revive a memory or transport us to different places”.
Katya Lebrija works in her home studio, though she also paints with a group of local artists in Westport, CT. She has been juried into several art exhibits throughout Fairfield County in the towns of New Canaan, Westport, Greenwich, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Newtown, Kent, Fairfield and Stamford. Some of her paintings are currently in display at galleries in Southport CT & Newtown CT. Katya is continually looking for ways to enrich herself by enrolling in art classes and workshops at schools such as: ‘Silvermine Art School’ or the ‘Center for Contemporary Printmaking’ in Norwalk, CT. She has been student of artists like Arlene Skutch, Leona Frank, Vijay Kumar, Barbara Rothenberg, Natasha Karpinskaia, and Claudia Meng.