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Artist Reception: Wednesday, August 29th from 6-8pm
DVAA is proud to host Pareidolic Expanses, an exhibition in Gallery 2 of artwork by Orlando
Saverino-Loeb. This exhibition runs concurrently with the DVAA presented exhibition in Gallery 1, Shelter. Saverino-Loeb’s process is dependent on the speed and freedom involved in the making of the pieces. The colors and sense of light that he uses in the paintings are highly influenced by his extended stays throughout Italy. Using primarily acrylic paint and an airbrush, he slowly builds out an environment for the mind that one might be able to enjoy and explore for many hours on end. Viewing the paintings, one experiences pareidolia — a sensation where the brain finds images in a pattern when they are not there. In the words of Saverino-Loeb, “my work has been a sequential progression of a search for a visual primary source; it’s about where the work originates from as well. Origins ride with us; therefore they transcend the past and future. The origin of an idea spurs a creative exploration – this leads to the creation of continuous prototypes and new works. It began with blind contour drawings — drawings done by touch without the aid of eyes. This led to something new, something tangible that wasn’t just a highly edited experience. I drew upon that and put them together, copied them, and transferred that little bit of life into landscapes of objects never before seen.