Maremi Hooff Andreozzi
Exhibit dates: June 4 – July 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 11, 6:30-8:00 pm
Focusing on the nuances of clouds and light, painter Maremi Hooff Andreozzi depicts the dramatic atmosphere above the river in her series “Potomac Skies.” Capturing and painting nightfall or daybreak, feels like “finding good luck – hopeful and timeless,” Andreozzi notes. Her first solo exhibit at The Art League Gallery will be featured from June 4 to July 6.
Andreozzi’s attention was originally drawn above by her son’s engrossment in the sky and her daughter’s quickness to point out the beauty of the clouds. Her atmospheric oil paintings are characterized by a lively color palette, and an eye for interesting compositions. She often renders the skies above the Potomac from the same spot on the shore off the GW Parkway. Many of her smaller works are painted on narrow, vertical canvases—a format atypical of landscapes—that force the viewer to focus on the thin slice of the scene that she has chosen. These works often feature elements on the riverbanks silhouetted against the glowing clouds. “The expanse of sky offers a contrast to the smallness of the silhouetted objects. By painting these skies, I’m finding my relative spot or perspective on the map,” she notes.
Andreozzi holds a BFA from Cornell University and a MFA from Clemson University. She has shown in numerous venues throughout the region, including American University, Radford University, The Art League, Rockville Art Place, and McLean Project for the Arts. Her work is included in local collections including those of the DC Commission for the Arts, the Arlington County Arts Commission, Restaurant Eve, and JD Marriott, as well as many other private collections.
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon-6:00 pm