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The Return by Jennifer Gennari, Oil on Canvas, 34x36 
July 15, 2017 
Opening Reception
Saturday, July 15, 5:00-7:00pm
Meet the Artists @ Opening Reception
Artist Talk and Intro @ 6:30pm
Featured Artists

Dea DeMarco, Jennifer Gennari, Danielle Goldwert, Agnes Grochulska, Elio Mercado, Elisa Salas, Georgina Shellard and Lee Vasu.

Dacia Gallery is pleased to present Serenum, a group exhibition comprised from artists that came from all over the world to New York City to attend Dacia Gallery’s Artist Residency for summer 2017. This collection of work displays the endeavor of these notable artists that have been working on figure painting to create and develope body of work. The paintings were created under the instruction of artist Jennifer Gennari, one of the top figurative painters today. Stop by Dacia Gallery on Saturday night to meet the artists, hear what they have to say during their artist talk and view an impressive collection of figurative art. 

Dea DeMarco: is a Chicago based artist. Influences are Byzantine art, Impressionism and Eastern philosophy and spirituality. Favorite artists include Sargent, Toulouse-Lautrec, Maurice Denis and Malcolm Liepke, John M. Cangelosi.  Her BUDDHA series is on display at Wat Buddha Dhamma temple.

Jennifer Gennari: is a classically trained figurative artist. She graduated in 2005 from Ringling College of Art and Deign and in 2008 left for Italy to study at the Florence Academy of Art where she spent three years abroad studying classical realism under Daniel Graves. Jennifer returned to New York in 2011 and started working as a painting assistant to Jeff Koons.  She eventually left to pursue teaching at the National Academy Museum and School, the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, and instructs students privately from her studio in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Jennifer has written a book on drawing the human figure, and has also hosted an online class through Craftsy that instructs beginners on the techniques used in creating traditional portraits. Jennifer’s work has been shown internationally and has received multiple awards and honors.

Danielle Goldwert: I am an eighteen-year-old self-taught artist from the Jersey Shore. I have been painting for about four years now and enjoy exploring all mediums and experimenting with many different styles. Though recently I have pushed myself to create some abstract work, I am most interested in mastering figurative portraiture. I will be minoring in fine art/ art history at the University of Miami starting this August.

Agnes Grochulska: is a contemporary realist painter working mainly in oils. She also enjoys creating drawings in graphite and charcoal. Agnes studied design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia. Her work can be found at her website http://www.agnesgrochulska.com, Artsy, Instagram, and Facebook. Agnes is interested in a broad spectrum of themes and subjects in her art. She is drawn to the landscape around her and  tries to capture the essence of the place, the moment, the feeling. Another idea that she is following is the human subject with all the emotion, meaning and importance that only the human form can carry.

Elisa Salas: is a Mexican artist who specializes in typography art. She was inspired by the damned French poets of the 20th century, but her at proposal  includes postmodern techniques like digital art and augmented reality. Passionate by telling stories since an early age, she wrote and published a novel when she was 12 years old. She studied 3d animation, literary  composition and classical art in Carrara, Italy.

Georgina Shellard: moved to New York in 2014 from the north of England where she had careers in graphic design and photography. Now painting full time she has studied at a number of institutes, including the New York Academy of Art and the New York Studio School. Georgina works exclusively in oil paints focusing on figurative subjects and cityscapes.

Lee Vasu is an Artist, Curator and the Founder of Dacia Gallery. Born in Sibiu, Romania in 1979, Vasu spent his adventurous childhood in Transylvania drawing and painting. Inspired by the stunning mosaics, frescos, and the mystical sacred Icons of the Byzantine Churches of his native land, Vasu formed a unique artistic vision of the timelessness and power of art that could enlighten and inspire generations. In 1990, Vasu moved to the United States with his family and continued to study art. He received a BA in History and Art from Kent Sate University and a Masters Degree in Arts Administration and Museum Science from the University of Akron, to further pursue his curatorial passion. Following his studies, Lee represented Romania and the United States at the European House of Arts and held his first solo exhibition at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Bucharest. Additionally, Vasu participated in group and solo exhibitions in France, Germany, Romania and the United States, his work can be found in numerous public and private collections. His passion for art enabled him to curate exhibitions nationally and internationally, which inspired him to establish Dacia Gallery in New York City.

Artwork by Georgina Shellard Artwork by Agnes Grochulska Artwork by Elisa Salas Artwork by Elio Mercado Artwork by Danielle Goldwert Artwork by Dea DeMarco Artwork by Lee Vasu Artwork by Jennifer Gennari