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Art Opening at FIAF Montclair, Dec. 1

Resilience by Briana Zonas Credits: Briana Zonas

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Briana Zonas presents “Resilience” at FIAF Montclair on 7 North Willow Street. The opening will take place on Friday, December 1st at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The show depicts a broad perspective of trauma with a focus on resilience and recovery. Compelling images explore the female form using mixed media on canvas—oozing and splatters emanate from the figures.

Collages, color palettes of blues and purples, producing soft-hued effects, often a sole figure and within the figure, a fusion of colors and resistance. Backgrounds are mostly open with light washes of color creating a kind of repulsive beauty.

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The human eye is the main organ of visual sensation. Images burn imprints on our mind. We remember even when our eyes are closed. Artwork may create the experience of synesthesia—to see sounds, hear images, and feel smells. Traced bodies on paper, reality and memory meeting in the images.

Gold and silver paints are used as a way to show inner feminine beauty, seemingly delicate but strong in its purest form.

Briana Zonas graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA and earned her MFA from The Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her early artistic studies took her to the metropolises of Paris, London, New York, Athens, and Hong Kong where she engaged in diverse creative experiences that include painting, photography, screen printing, and rug design.

An active educator in the arts, Zonas works with youth and adults in community workshops and school settings. Briana Zonas currently lives and works in Boca Raton, Florida with her family but spends part of her time in Montclair with family.

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