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 solo exhibitions including, National Academy of Design, The National Arts Club, Salmagundi Club, and Parrish Art Museum in New York, Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, VA, Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, MI, and Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples, FL.
The exhibition can be viewed online at www.georgekrevskygallery.com