OPENING EXHIBITION- Bettina Sego: Into the Blue
Meet the artist!
March 10th 6:00p.m.- 9:00p.m.
530 Burns Lane
Sarasota, FL 34236
530 Burns Gallery is pleased to present, “Bettina Sego: Into the Blue.” The show features the mixed media work of Bettina Sego. It will run from March 10th through March 22nd. The opening reception will be held March 10th from 6pm to 9pm with an artist meet and greet!
“Bettina Sego: Into the Blue” features Sego’s most recent work from “The Gulf Series.” In this series, Sego is inspired by the shades of blue found in the Gulf of Mexico. She writes: “My work is a series of studies on how patterns emerge in nature, especially water.” In this body of work, Sego uses ink, acrylic, and silver leaf to recreate the essence of what she observes. She finishes each piece with layers of epoxy resin. This time-intensive process creates a sleek finish that mimics the reflective surface of the water.
Bettina Sego is a German-American artist whose travel throughout Europe and the States has led her to create the work she does today. Sego studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Heidelberg. In 2000, she moved to the West Coast of Florida and concentrated entirely on experimenting with various art media, focusing on acrylics, mixed media and collage. Living on Anna Maria Island, Sego has the ability to study the water ‘s patterns and is continually inspired by its beauty,
One of Sego’s collages was chosen to be the official image for the Sarasota Symphony’s 2016 Summer Festival and was featured on the cover of “Suncoast Living”. Additionally, Sego showed her work at Spectrum, a satellite venue of Art Basel / Art Miami.
Sego’s work is done primarily in series. In her “Transition” series, she focuses on flow and graduation of color, as well as the “transition” from intensity to transparency. Her “Rainbow” series was inspired by the variations of colors found throughout Anna Maria Island, and the “Indigo” series came to fruition by the colors of the brilliant Gulf of Mexico.