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Embers and Ashes Exhibit Opening

January 22, 2016
Location: Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery

Ursuline College will present the work of the sister and brother, “Embers & Ashes: S. C.Versillee  and Ricardo Derrek J. Brown”. The exhibition is the first show of 2016 with an Opening Reception on Friday, January 22nd from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery on the Ursuline College campus, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, Ohio. 

“Embers & Ashes” marks the first joint exhibition between sister and brother artists, S. C. Versillee and Ricardo Derrek J.Brown. Debuting at Ursuline's Wasmer Gallery, this collection of representational works explores the two artists' visions of light and dark, life and mortality as subject and inspiration. 

Versillee relies on a limited palette of only 5 colors to complete her most recent oil paintings, bringing a balanced emphasis between tone, texture and subject matter in her works. Animals and human figures hold a prominent place in her work, however, color, tone and context often function as secondary subjects in her paintings as well.

Brown uses a tactile painting technique that forgoes the use of brushes, instead depending on his fingers to complete his highly textured acrylic works.

Each original painting on display can be ordered as limited edition museum-quality giclee prints.

Versillee, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Kent State University, has been a practicing artist for over 20 years. Her works are in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. She is also an entrepreneur with a handcrafted perfume line.

Brown is a recent graduate of Cleveland State University, as well as a freelance writer and artist in the video game industry. Ricardo Derrek J. Brown has been practicing his craft for over 5 years and "Embers & Ashes" marks the debut exhibition of his work. Working in sepia monotones, Ricardo describes his most recent paintings as coming from his personal process of coping with loss. 

For more information , including gallery hours, visit the Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery website.

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