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2020 Vision Solo Exhibit


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Media Contact: Molly Lindberg: Molly@sedacca.com

530 Burns Gallery | 530 Burns Lane, Sarasota, FL | 941.951.0620

530 Burns Gallery Announces 2020 Vision a Solo Painting Exhibit by Linda Richichi

Opening Jan. 24, 2020

530 Burns Gallery, located in Sarasota, Florida, is proud to present 2020 Vision, an exhibition

featuring oil and pastel paintings by Linda Richichi. The show runs from January 24 through

February 5, 2020. Richichi’s newest body of work explores an openness to her muse which

she defines as an unseen inner force that moves her to paint in an evolutionary way. Until

preparing for this exhibit, she thought her relationship with her muse was private and

personal. She now reveals a look into the events which inspired this work.

Richichi often asks herself a question prior to painting; “What would be good for me to see or

know that I can’t see yet?” An answer comes either in the painting itself or during the

drawing of a preparatory sketch beforehand. In her painting, The Connection, the answer

came in a moment of clarity when she painted a light-filled stripe that indicated a brighter

space of existence.

Though her paintings appear to be physical, idyllic landscapes or skyscapes, Richichi has

sought to capture the moment when an opening appears in the veil between the seen and

unseen worlds, inspiring a fresh perspective. A moment like this, preserved in paint, reminds

the viewer that revelation can come to anyone, although it’s fleeting and precious.

Richichi then wondered if she should add such a stripe to more of her paintings, including a

few that she had already finished. Returning to her studio the next morning a bit earlier than

usual, she was startled by what she saw. Several paintings had vertical, sunlit stripes, each in

an appropriate place on the painting. Was her muse helping her to see the pieces anew by

allowing strips of light from nearby windows to shine through the blinds, illuminating each

painting with a perfect vertical line? Or was it just an amazing coincidence?

Regardless, Richichi’s talent has lead her to national acclaim. Gallery owner Nikki Sedacca

says, “Linda’s recent appointment to Signature Status in the Pastel Society of America makes

representing her more exciting than ever. Her talent is limitless.”

The ethereal, profound, and transformative power of painting and more are explored in this

exhibition. The new paintings add another layer of complexity to Linda Richchi, who is

known for capturing color and energy when painting en plein air. A meet the artist Opening

Reception will be held on Friday, January 24th from 6 to 9PM. For more information about

the pieces that will be featured in the show, or to learn more about the gallery and Linda

Richichi, visit www.530burnsgallery.com.

Sky Lights, that earned a Richard McKinley Mentorship Award at the Pastel Society of America exhibit at the National Arts Club, will be included in this exhibit.

Earlier Event: October 11
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