Stamford, CT – July 2012 – The Loft Artists Association proudly present “Mona Lisa Smiles Again”, an exhibition comprised of new artwork based upon their participating members personal reinterpretations of Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa.
The show will run from August 24 to September 30, with an opening reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday August 24. The Loft Artists Gallery is located at 845 Canal Street in Stamford, CT 06902. The gallery is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Parking is conveniently located adjacent to the building. Admission is free.
Works include numerous paintings, drawings, collage, sculpture, and photography by Cici Artist, Elaine Best, Shirley Binin, Lynda Carroll, Susan Frey, Ellen Gordon, Catherine Horan, Renee Kahn, Clair Koch, Paul G. Larson, Mary Louis Long, Wendi Ohlson, Hernan Restrepo, Jody Silver, Liz Squillace, and Margaret Tsirantonakis.
For most people in the western world who have ever even heard of art, the Mona Lisa (“La Gioconda”) with her enigmatic smile is instantly recalled. Leonardo’s famous masterpiece has been remixed, reused, and reinterpreted many times over. Artists from Basquiat to Warhol have all reworked this image, continually changing its concept, context, and form. In celebration of the old gal’s 505 years, the Loft Artists now follow in this glorious tradition, adding to the impressive catalogue of iterations of this most iconic of paintings with their very own, brand new iconic works of art.
For all fans of Mona, (her real name was Lisa Gherardini), this is a not to be missed show, guaranteed to mesmerize and mystify all who dare gaze upon her countenance!
For more information, call 203-323-4153, or go to www.loftartists.com.