The George Krevsky Gallery is pleased to present Mary Vitelli Berti: People & Places, an exhibition on view February 4 – March 17, 2012 at 77 Geary Street in the Union Square district of San Francisco. Showcasing 15 years of figurative oil paintings and pastels, this will be Mary Vitelli Berti's first solo show on the West Coast.
Working quietly in her Long Island studio, the artist harnesses color and light, inviting us on a journey to explore the People and Places that inhabit her world. She has managed to balance a busy and active family life with a disciplined approach to painting daily in her studio. In Ms. Berti's own words, "a wife and mother first, I am visually turned on, with a terrific drive to express myself as an artist. I have always managed to squeeze in the time… if I couldn't paint I couldn't be me."
Her artwork deals with spaces between people as well as the mystery and aura of a room, a garden terrace, or an urban landscape. The final result comes to life with hints of Bonnard, Guston and Bischoff.
Mary Vitelli Berti holds a B.A. and M.A. from Long Island University. She has exhibited her work widely in both juried and invitational exhibitions, including the National Academy of Design, the National Arts Club, the Salmagundi Club and the Parrish Museum in New York, the Hermitage Museum, Norfolk, VA, the Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, MI, and the Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples, FL.