- Gina Louthian-Stanley
- Virginia, United States
- I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Roanoke Times and World News, June 17, 2016 'Surface Poetry'
Thank you for covering this show!
Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 3:25 pm
As gallery assistant Tessa Cheek explained, "Gina does incredibly elegant encaustic work. Mary Beth does elaborate multimedia line work. They've been working together, both collaboratively and in a sort of 'side-along play' fashion, on this show and their work in conversation is both surprising and resonant.
"It was [gallery owner Fleda Ring's] idea to pair a more seasoned artist (Gina) with a younger, emerging artist (Mary Beth). We became super interested in Mary Beth's artworks after our group show in December — she was actually the first artist to sell a piece in the 'RED' show. Both women participated in that show and had met each other in the past. They were thrilled when Fleda suggested a collaboration.
"We've heard from Gina that the collaboration has pushed her to go in new directions with the materials she has mastered. This is Mary Beth's first major exhibition."