Gabriella Papa

Art by Gabriella

Next Date: 28 June

6+
Painting Example (in progress shot)

My series of paintings on canvas are really all about escapism. The paintings are bright and full of energy, reflecting the memories of the people who allowed me to paint them.

Like many of us, over the last year I have spent more time reflecting on the past than ever before. Remembering that feeling of intense heat on summer holidays, the bustling sounds of city retreats & the curiosity of travelling through the unknown.

These are feelings I think we have all longed to escape to during lockdown restrictions in the past year. Being transported to another place through daydreaming & looking through old photos. However for me, a photo never does an experience any justice to what it was actually like. Memories can't always be documented through a single snapshot or moment.

I asked people to send me photos of the memories they had been holding onto during the pandemic. It could be anything as mundane as a bench in their local park or as vibrant as the Amalfi Coast. After nearly a year of 'survival mode' and mostly staying indoors. I wanted to create a world we weren't able to access just yet and so desperately longed for. I wanted to create a painting people could look at, smile, explore and feel lost in blissful escapism.

Event Dates Live in Venue

The Exhibit / 28 June, 12.00pm — 11.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 29 June, 12.00pm — 11.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 30 June, 12.00pm — 11.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 1 July, 12.00pm — 11.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 2 July, 12.00pm — 11.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 3 July, 10.00am — 9.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 4 July, 10.00am — 9.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 5 July, 12.00pm — 11.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 6 July, 12.00pm — 11.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 7 July, 12.00pm — 11.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 8 July, 12.00pm — 11.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 9 July, 12.00pm — 11.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 10 July, 10.00am — 9.00pmFree, no booking required
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The Exhibit / 11 July, 12.00pm — 11.00pmFree, no booking required
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Painting Example (in progress shot)
Painting Example (in progress shot)
Painting Example Close Up (in progress shot)
Painting Example Close Up (in progress shot)
Painting Example Close Up (in progress shot)

Event Information

The Exhibit
12 Balham Station Road
SW12 9SG

Genres:

Art / ExhibitionsFree Event

Categories:

Live Indoor

Accessiblity:

help Mostly Visual
help Language No Problem
Tel 07788491250
gabriellabyart@gmail.com

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