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TRANSCENDENCE OF LIGHT, RM Cimini
March 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
For Immediate Release – January 2019
TRANSCENDENCE OF LIGHT
March 16th, 5:00-8:00 pm
Grover House Gallery in the heart of Caldwell, is excited to welcome our first local artist, Caldwell resident RitaMarie Cimini, and her show, TRANSCENDENCE OF LIGHT.
‘I am a painter and have practiced daily meditation for more than 30 years.’, states RitaMarie Cimini. ‘My personal meditation practice has defined the way I view the world and affected my approach to painting. I am seeking to use my paintings to allow the viewer to experience calmness, peace, and energy, just as they might from practicing meditation.’
Her objective is to draw the viewer away from their daily life, to be fully present to an internal peace while in front of the canvas, seeking to communicate with the viewer by appealing to curiosity and an attraction to the lovely, to the peaceful.
There are two series represented in this show, each series seeks to present a visual metaphor for a state of being.
In the first series, the paintings are a more direct representation of everyday experiences of the sky or clouds or water. These invoke a sense of timelessness, and tap into our collective consciousness via common experiences. Cimini has chosen to reconstruct familiar spatial appearances, informed by the common experiences of weather and environment in order to evoke shared human emotions such as peace, joy, sorrow, and ecstasy and to engage the emotions of the viewer directly. The reaction to sunny days or rainy days is universal.
‘The second series focuses on celestial occurrences, through these paintings which express both a transcendence of light and fragility of form I am expressing the interior journey, the transitional state in which we all participate.’, states Cimini. In these paintings, there is an absence of defined forms. The forms and structure are insinuated. The absence invites the presence, the viewer actively participates in the creation of the presence which is called forth in each painting.
RitaMarie Cimini’s focus is never on reproducing realistic representation of clouds and atmosphere, but rather on the interplay between colors
and light and shadow, which has a direct and deeper emotional impact on the viewer.
Grover House is located in the heart of Caldwell’s Central Business District; it is a short walking distance to over 20 restaurants, shops, galleries, coffeehouses and the bus to NYC.
Grover House Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.
For more information, contact Rita Marie Cimini; phone 973-885-1251,