Gina Palmerin / Icons and Legends | Crafts

In Gina Palmerin’s personal exhibition, “Icons and Legends”, the artist brings together her two portfolios: “Picture Day, The Icons” and “Legends”. In these paintings, each subject poses for a portrait in a contemporary style, adorned with both current and historical adornments, which pay homage to their life and reflect their fame. “Icons and Legends” specifically highlights a selection of pop culture icons and classic Greek and Roman characters.

Palmerin’s “Icons” collection is reminiscent of a photo from a primary school yearbook. This collection features pop culture icons transformed into colorful surreal child portraits with “attitude”.

Palmerin’s ‘Legends’ painting collection is inspired by classical art paintings and sculptures, which are first rooted in their traditional historical poses, then paired with bold and energetic contemporary design, fusing historical visual elements and modern.

Palmerin notes, “My inspiration is to modernize the iconic and the classic by expressing myself with vibrant colors and captivating and interesting compositions.

My initial inspiration for ‘Picture Day, The Icons’ was to create a memory of a time when social and political ideologies didn’t seem to exist. As this collection evolved, I realized that I had captured this moment, a snapshot, an image of some of the greatest icons in recent history at that magical elementary school age, playing on the playground, just like you and me.

Palmerin’s works will be exhibited at Sparks Gallery from March 20 to May 8, 2022.

We invite you to join us in the gallery on Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m. for the opening reception. RSVP here:

MF Gallery regular opening hours 12pm-7pm, Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

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