Mythological Fantasy Offers Delight for the Senses for Alternative Forms of Learning in the exhibit, From Land To Sea, at the QCC Art Gallery through January 15Published: December 02, 2016
Since art's beginnings, the perpetual question has been whether art should be representational or whether and how art should deviate from representation in order to express the individual story behind the work of art. For Mara Sfara, art is a story and the story is the art. Her latest works are displayed in the exhibit, From Land to Sea at the QCC Art Gallery now through January 15, 2017.
In her landscapes and seascapes, Sfara presents an unfiltered vision. Her perspective engages the viewer in an ethereal world, where colors and humor dominate the art. Her quixotic style permeates her work to the extent that even her portraits of fish have character. Her art raises the question: where would our experience take us if we are not restrained by our sensory filters?
“Art is a universal language; thoughts and emotions are expressed by the artist in the making and felt by the viewer in the perception and interpretation. Art crosses cultural boundaries, bringing us together by confirming our differences. I am especially proud to share my work at QCC Art Gallery, in an environment that encourages discovery by students and in a greater community that is exceedingly diverse.”
“Mara is a diversely talented, distinguished artist whose brushwork and sculptures is unique and invites both contemplation and a celebration of life,” said Faustino Quintanilla, Executive Director of the QCC Art Gallery.
Sfara has exhibited her sculpture and paintings throughout the United States at such institutions as The Studio and Gallery, in Simsbury, CT; and The Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park, Manor House, Great River, NY. She has also shown internationally at the Galleria de Arte Santos in Leon, Spain; the Museo Metropolitan in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and The Brick Lane Gallery, London, England.