Brand new to the Paragon Gallery, New Zealand born artist Alice Cescatti will be exhibiting a collection of original paintings beginning with a private view on Thursday 14th December. You are warmly invited to join us in the gallery for a Christmas drink and enjoy this remarkable collection of work.
We are delighted to be launching this hugely talented artist, her technique is intriguing and unusual, involving a rarely seen water-gilding process; the result can only be described as windows of light, ethereal and ever changing.
Alice’s process is complex and time consuming; building up many layers of sanded gesso and clay on wooden panels, she then floats individual silver or gold leaves onto the clay surface using a specialist method dating back to Egyptian tomb paintings and reliefs from the 23rd century BC. The gold or silver leaf surface is then hand burnished with an agate stone to enhance the quality of the metal as a light source. These pieces are an absolute must-see in the flesh. The exhibition will run until Saturday 30th December.
Alongside Alice’s work, we will have a diverse collection of paintings and sculpture by other resident Paragon artists, including plenty of Christmas gift ideas.