Opening Reception for Betty Jo Costanzo – Portals

Gray Loft Gallery

Opening Reception for Betty Jo Costanzo – Portals

Oct 20, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Gray Loft Gallery presents this solo exhibit of artist Betty Jo Costanzo.   Costanzo is a former professor at CCA, with roots in the Bay Area for three decades, she now lives and works in Seattle.   On display in the gallery will be a video installation based on her series TimeSCAPES and abstract paintings created in response to the movement and images of the videos.

“TimeSCAPES began in 2008 and continues today. For each new location, I find myself in I am recording a painting about to happen through sound and image – seeing through the camera lens the movement of painting with light and time passages. The more I am arrested by the site and the deeper the impression, the more I am able to translate this into the video editing and then into the painting process. The goal is to create seamless video loops that will be played non-stop either by themselves or in tandem with several others in the studio.

Inside the studio I am surrounded by these sounds, videos and paintings in all stages. It is not one painting, nor one video nor one sound bite, but a time-based installation that prompts me physically to translate through my body the fluidity of these onto the painted surfaces. I work best on a larger scale and when I can move from one work to another. Really, this is performance with my body, surfaces and paint.”  ~ Betty Jo Costanzo