Exhibit dates: February 4th, 2022 – March 19th, 2022
Opening reception: Friday, February 4th, 5:00 – 8:00PM
Artist Talk TBA
Location: Gallery 1056
Correspondence The artwork in this exhibition investigates slow thoughtful cursive writing vs. today’s digital technology. Writing a letter is a personal way to connect with another person: a slowing down and giving consideration to the words chosen, the mood conveyed. The slant and size of the letters and visual execution speak to the personality of the writer. Today few correspond by hand due to texting, phone calls and email. Cursive is a dying art.
Vitali is a collector of objects, images, and human experiences. Her work begins with gathering and researching aspects of the human condition expressed in collections of handwriting, ephemeral paper, photos and objects from nature. Then, utilizing that data, she produces poetic abstract paintings, prints, drawings, and objects. Using the irresistible sensuality of textures and materials, she creates physical and metaphoric spaces that are both intimate and expansive for intuitive, emotional responses. While some objects in her work are recognizable, most are ambiguous. Abstraction lies at the core of her work as an open-ended language of spiritual experience and human emotion.
Vitali holds an MFA in Print Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work is held in multiple private and corporate collections including the Ford Motor Company and Aflac Insurance. She has exhibited in Italy, Canada, Australia, and across the US.