Show Dates: Friday, August 6 through Monday, September 20, 2021
Opening Reception: By appointment only - Friday, August 6, 7-9 pm
We’ve all been denied the pleasure of gathering over the past year. I never knew how much I took something as a simple hug from a loved one for granted. Over this past year I often found myself dreaming of the carefree childhood summer picnics surrounded by family and without an anxious thought in the world.
Now that our world is slowly opening back up, I am finding that gathering isn’t coming as easy as it used to. I was a mixed bag of emotions seeing friends and family again for the first time in over a year. While I was deeply happy and excited, I was also easily overwhelmed with anxiety and saddened by the thought of a lost year and what could have been. This series of summertime nostalgia paintings represents my mixed bag of emotions from the past year and will always be a reminder to cherish the time we get to spend with those we love.
In addition to her illustration work, she runs a small business where she has a line of illustrated products ranging from stickers to blankets. View more of her work at kristinamicotti.com