Gabriella Sturchio resides in Portland, Maine. She studied photography & art history at Maine College of Art where she received her BFA in 2012. Sturchio grew up in various parts of Maine, experiencing both the business of the city and the solemn grace of the wilderness. Sturchio draws connections between fragility and impermanence, and her experiences with cerebral palsy and disease. Sturchio was featured in publications such as Creative Quarterly, received a Good Idea Grant by the Maine Arts Commission in 2012, and was a featured artist for Paper Safe magazine. Today we take a look at Gabriella’s untitled, newest and ongoing series.
In the novel Field Guide to Getting Lost, Rebecca Solnit describes, “To lose yourself: a voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms, lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is present so that its surroundings fade away…to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery.” The series “Fully Present” describes a similar visual immersion. The images present a sequential journey of visual phenomenon, aesthetic objects, and the emotional quality of color and cyan light. The domestic environment and objects show multidimensional perspectives to witness strange, beautiful, and fascinating occurrences. Hands and faces reach out to feel, but are devoid of warmth. Objects become vessels for sterile descriptive information. In looking one witnesses and participates in a hypersensitive transfixed satisfaction with subtle, odd, and captivating phenomena.
To view more of Gabriella’s work please visit her website.