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Pastel landscape exhibit opens in Mezzanine Gallery

Courtesy Nick Sarratore/DDOA
The Rite Of Spring by Nick Sarratore

Lush forests, flowery meadows and winding rivers are the focus of “Pastel Progressions” - a new landscape exhibition at the Mezzanine Gallery in Wilmington.

Lewis-based artist Nick Serratore  likes to let his shapes determine the mood, atmosphere and sense of place in his work.

"So I’m taking some of these objects and really zeroing in on them. Other ones are very suggestive. They’re just very abstract."

Serratore has been working with pastels for 25 years. He said all that experience made this exhibition possible. 

"As you grow, you start to explore different avenues. And you become emboldened. You’re not afraid to take risks and the work starts to change."

His landscapes, with their muted hues and forest-like depth, are more suggestive, less realistic.

Sarratore plays with light and color to create saturated pictures of forests, flower-laden meadows and mid-atlantic waterways.

“Pastel Progressions” is on display at the Mezzanine Gallery in the Carvel State Building in Wilmington through May 26.

Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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