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Foto Relevance is excited to announce our next show back in the gallery, Quarantine Blues, a group show originally developed as an online exclusive show for buying art on a budget and now expanded to fill the physical space of the gallery as we slowly adjust back to normalcy. The psychology of the color blue has been studied in depth, and it has been shown that blues evoke feelings of calmness and serenity and can even increase productivity. Blue is an omnipresent factor in our lives, filling the sky and the water with its seemingly infinite depth. We have brought the contemplative color indoors with selections from gallery artists Brenda Biondo, Deborah Bay, Lou Peralta, Karen Navarro, Claire Rosen, Robert Langham III, Mark Chen, Torrie Groening, Lou Vest, Margeaux Walter, Paul-André Larocque, Joana Cardozo, and Julia McLaurin. Allow this collection to alleviate some of your quarantine blues. Quarantine Blues is available for in-person viewing by appointment only, Thursdays through Saturdays from 12 to 4 pm. Please contact the gallery to schedule a time.
"The Good Dishes" by NYC-based artist JP Terlizzi integrates memory, legacy, and metaphor with the artist's response to loss. Through colorful still life table settings, Terlizzi offers a visual rumination on the centrality of food and the dinner table to his large Italian family. Growing up, Terlizzi recalls how his mother's "good dishes," like in many families, were brought out only for very special occasions—like the priest coming over for dinner. Over the years, Terlizzi has been tasked with the job of cleaning out the homes of loved ones that have passed away. With "The Good Dishes" series, the artist pays homage to the way in which his family’s fine china has always been an item given to the person that most cherishes its memory and sentimental value. Utilizing the passed down heirlooms of friends and family, "The Good Dishes" celebrates family and togetherness.