We are pleased to announce our On View feature showcasing original abstract artwork by artist Teodora Guererra on the main wall of Sorelle Gallery, opening Wednesday, March 20, 2024. 

Guererra employs impasto techniques for a near sculptural effect in her original paintings, with thick coats of paint layered over one another for a light 3-dimensional effect. The artist likens her process to "frosting a cake," often using an electric hand mixer to blend colors and applying the pure paint to canvas using large palette knives in wide, gestural strokes. 

Teodora Guererra’s abstract artistic vision is influenced by her travels throughout the United States and abroad. While living in Arizona, she became inspired by the naturally radiant landscape and arid climate, which led her to experiment with rich under-painting and vivid colors. Later, the shifting seasons of the East Coast prompted her to pursuance of dripping and textural techniques. Throughout her career, Guererra’s consistent focus has been to push the limits through experimentation with new materials. She is influenced by Pat Steir, Joan Mitchell, Larry Poons, Helen Frankenthaler, and Morris Louis to name a few.

Guererra received her undergraduate and graduate Art degrees from Southern Connecticut University, The College of Saint Rose, and Skidmore College. Guererra’s paintings can be found in public and private collections across the U.S., including the Allmen Health and Wellness Center for Women in New York, SUNY Brockport, and William & Sonoma in San Francisco.

#LayingItOnThick by Teodora Guererra

“I’m a big risk taker, experimenting with different materials so my work can be a series of continuous failures until I figure things out," Guererra says. "I’ve explored different directions in my work over the years, but I think you can see the work of my hands or one signature throughout.

"Some of my work achieves a sense of fluid movement with saturated color, while my newer collection is so textured, it is like frostingI may start out with a plan, but then the painting may decide the direction. My most successful work should be complex yet minimal and look like it was easy, or just happened.”

Guererra's work will be on view through Wednesday, April 10th. 

Find all original paintings, as well as open and limited edition prints by Teodora Guererra in her Artist Collection

This On View feature is free and open to the public during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday 10:30am - 6:00pm. Street parking is available.


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