WELMONT is pleased to be hosting Chroma-Gen, a group exhibition featuring the work of Abraham Brown, Melissa Teoman, and Stefania Saraiva on May 25th– 27th. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 26th from 5pm -8pm. WELMONT is located at 1930 Montgomery St., Savannah, GA. This event is free and open to the public.
By emphasizing aesthetics, the artist’s involved in the Chroma-Gen exhibition develop forms that don’t follow logical criteria, but are based on subjective associations and formal parallels. In the midst of political and societal evolution, this new generation of artists use chromatic principles to start a conversation. Abstracted moments exist in order to clarify our purpose and find meaning in the mundane. Teoman’s work re-defines the relationship humanity has with trash waste through transforming found objects into paintings. Brown uses unique painting techniques in order to create mixed media works that are representational of the act of creation. Hailing from Venezuela, Saraiva’s work reflects her relationship with her beautiful country in the heat of political conflict.
Orquidea, Turpial y Araguaney, 2017, Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 60”
Stefania Saraiva (b. 1996 Valencia, Venezuela) will be receiving a B.F.A. in painting in the fall of 2017 from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in Savannah and her home town in Venezuela. The most notable of these shows is the SCAD DeFine Art student showcase. Her abstract paintings are informed by her multiple cultural backgrounds, focusing primarily on Venezuelan culture. Saraiva currently lives and works in Savannah, GA, but is relocating to Spain in the fall of 2017.
Beş, 2017, mixed media, 32” x 26”
Melissa Teoman (Columbia, MD) will be receiving a B.F.A in painting in the summer of 2017 from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. Her work has been exhibited at the SCAD DeFine Art Student Showcase as well as the group show Chroma-Gen at WELMONT in Savannah, GA. She currently lives and works in Savannah, GA and will be relocating to Atlanta in the fall of 2017.
Rapture, 2017, mixed media, 19” x 48”
Abraham Brown (United States) is receiving a B.F.A. in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA in the spring of 2017. Brown works in a wide range of media including sculpture, video and installations. His work consists of large scale panel that combines mix media, painting and relief to explore the narratives of the mental, physical and spiritual aspects within his work. The arrangement of the composition opens a dialogue about narrative. He has exhibited work in group exhibitions in Savannah, GA and Beaufort, SC. Currently, he resides in Beaufort, SC and will be relocating to Texas in the fall of 2018. His work can also be seen in an upcoming exhibition at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, The Beaufort Art Association.