We are thrilled to announce our upcoming exhibition! Cosmic Botany will feature Roger Mudre in his first solo exhibition with Sorelle Gallery. Mudre's original artwork is inspired by the patterns of nature and the circle as the perfect form, and has an iridescent quality due to the metallic underlayer, over which he applies paint. Titling each of his paintings after plants, he draws reference from what he describes as "microscopic worlds, cellular growth, auras, the cosmos, and places unseen, only imagined." The exhibition will include six brand new original paintings, and will be on view at Sorelle in Westport, CT from Saturday, October 1st through October 23rd. 

An Opening Reception and Artist Meet & Greet will be held the day the exhibition opens on October 1st, from 4:30pm - 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be available, and the event is free and open to the public. 

Roger Mudre's work is part of many corporate and private collections including Hotel Zero Degrees in Norwalk, Connecticut, Frontier Communications, and the Energizer Corporation in Shelton, Connecticut. He is influenced by Joesph Albers, Sol LeWitt, and Mark Rothko.

I have never known any other path to take except that of an artist," Mudre says. "The concept of infinity has been the inspiration for my work, employing the circle, the perfect form, as a muse. The square format allows for a field of pattern that continues equally in all directions, reinforcing the feeling of infinity. My paintings begin with the application of metallic leaf. Using both additive and subtractive techniques, multiple layers of glazed color are built up. The underlying metallic leaf not only adds a rich tone to the work, it allows the light to refract off the surface of the finished painting. A variety of tools are used including brushes, scrapers and rags giving the paintings a very nuanced texture and complex depth of color. The combination of reflective metal leaf and the many layers of glazed color allow the painting to appear subtly different, depending on the light and viewing angle, creating a constantly changing visual experience. The result is a record of a journey that is both a sensuous and a creative exploration."

"I am so pleased to be showcasing Roger's work in a solo exhibition this month," says Sorelle Owner, Sandy Pelletier. "Roger has been a longtime Sorelle artist, and his paintings have evolved to become an extraordinary body of work that is always adored by our clients and gallery visitors. He offers a large, uniquely abstracted view, bridging the minute with the infinite."

See all artwork by Roger Mudre in his Artist Collection. For questions about the Cosmic Botany exhibition or opening event, please contact us at info@sorellegallery.com. 


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