D.Colabella Fine Art Gallery, located at 446 Main Street Ridgefield, is pleased to present On Bearing Witness: An Urgent Response to Unprecedented Times, an exhibition fostering conversation between artists and
D.Colabella Fine Art Gallery, located at 446 Main Street Ridgefield, is pleased to present On Bearing Witness: An Urgent Response to Unprecedented Times, an exhibition fostering conversation between artists and the contemporary condition. Featuring pieces from artists Margaret Roleke and Leigh Brooklyn, this exhibition showcases a variety of work including cyanotype prints, detailed oil paintings, and sculptures.
From the COVID-19 pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement, contemporary life is rife with injustice, change, and sacrifice. In response to these human experiences, Leigh Brooklyn and Margaret Roleke formulate artistic responses driven by love, respect, and support for justice. An opening event for On Bearing Witness: An Urgent Response to Unprecedented Times will be held on March 17th, 2022, from 6 – 9 p.m. The show will be on view at D. Colabella Fine Art from March 17th to May 15, 2022.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Margaret Roleke is a mixed media artist based out of Brooklyn and Connecticut. Utilizing sculptural materials, paper collage, and cyanotype, Margaret Roleke appeals to the human desire for decency and good health. Her work is created in direct response to topics like racism, gun violence, and global warming, and urges action on these instances of injustice. Visit margaretroleke.com for more information.
Originally from Ohio, Leigh Brooklyn is an established painter and sculptor with roots in figurative drawing. In 2018, she began Women’s Militia, a series highlighting and empowering strong women of different backgrounds through an intersectional lens. Inspired by stories of racism, sexism, and violence in America, Leigh Brooklyn’s oil paintings showcase the resilience of the figures she depicts.
Visit leighbrooklyn.com for more information.
ABOUT D. COLABELLA FINE ART GALLERY
D.Colabella Fine Art is the latest addition to the flourishing art scene in Ridgefield, CT by owner and gallerist Dee Dee Perrone Colabella. The core focus is on exhibiting and connecting emerging and mid-career artists with collectors both new and seasoned. In addition to selling fine art in a traditional gallery setting, Colabella offers fine art advisory services.