‘Angels & Expressions’ Marcia Britto exhibition in aid of Gozo SPCA

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'Angels & Expressions' Marcia Britto art exhibition in aid of Gozo SPCA‘Angels & Expressions,’ by Marcia Britto, is the title of an extraordinary exhibition of paintings and sculptures, taking place in aid of charity at The Sonja Sinclair Stevenson Gallery in Gharb, Gozo.

The Artist, Marcia Britto is holding her first exhibition in Malta, and Gozo SPCA said they are delighted to announce that Marcia has generously offered to donate 25% of the proceeds to them, to help in their care of the animals in Gozo.

Brazilian born artist Marcia de Carvalho Britto moved to Gozo and settled in Gharb with her Swedish partner, Michael Ivarsson.

Marcia cares deeply about animal welfare and proposed a fund raising exhibition in aid of the Gozo SPCA. The Sincliar Stevenson said that they gladly offered the Gallery for the exhibition.

Márcia Britto has a vast repertoire from working with visual means of expressions. When still very young she participated in a children’s programme about art and design on Brazilian TV.

Her studies specialising in Visual Communication at Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, led to the title Bacharel in Fine Art and Design in Sweden. After her studies she worked in advertising, animation and design in her native Brazil. Marcia’s capabilities with images led to photography projects in the USA.

In the 1990’s whilst an active artist, she ran an artist group with several established artists in her atelier in Brazil. At the beginning of 2003 Marcia Britto moved to Sweden, obtained Swedish nationality and worked there for a few years. Then, from 2008 to 2010 she lived and worked in Switzerland and is now based in the Maltese islands, while continuing to exhibit internationally.

Inspired by her spiritual roots Márcia Britto began work on a new theme – Angels – where realms of gold, heaven and earth find their natural existence. Also here the artist works with simplified styles of design and small gestures that create great effect.

In this glass universe, heaven and the underworld unite. The blue pigment leads the eye into eternal space and in the next second brings it back to earth. The red and brown pigment frames, encloses and protects. The Angels are made of gold.

The material is loaded with associations where power, fortune and violence come together. These Angels, however disarm and convey a message of calmness and harmony. Here gold stands for shimmering divinity and purity.

The glass object and the paintings create a tension where the angels are close but at the same time unreachable. In the paintings they are more tangible and physical. Body and soul unite.

The exhibition is open between 10.00am-1.00pm on October the 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th, at the Sinclair Stevenson Gallery, 60 Trux street, Gharb. Other days by appointment only by phoning 21562074 or email on sonjassl@go.net.mt.

For more information on the artist please see the website.

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