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“Love Stories” Celebrates Local Art – Presented at Madrigal’s Sausalito Tasting Gallery

Art Exhibit Continues California Artist Series with the art of Bay Area Artist Georgette Osserman, A story teller with a world of unique characters

August 22, 2017, Sausalito, CA – On Saturday September 9th, Madrigal Family Winery Tasting Salon’s & Gallery in Sausalito will open its 19th exhibition in its Art & Wine series, “Love Stories”’ featuring the work of Bay Area Artist Georgette Osserman. Curated by Shiva Pakdel, the exhibit presents a world of unique characters, and will be on view through October 11. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, September 9th, from 6– 8pm.

Georgette Osserman (L-R) ‘Love is Family’; ‘Love is Myopic ‘

“We celebrate the creative process and the individual point of view here at Madrigal,” commented Chris Madrigal, Madrigal Family Winery’s Founder and President. “For three generations in Calistoga, my family has enjoyed the pleasure of being part of a vital community, sharing a glass of wine and storytelling. For nearly 2 years and 19 artist installations and receptions in our Sausalito tasting salon, we’ve enjoyed carrying on that tradition in the Bay Area.”

ARTIST STATEMENT by Georgette L. Osserman

Georgette Osserman

“At heart I’m storyteller creating a world of unique characters to speak about the more global issues of interpersonal relationships.

Most of my imagery is generated using the process of Automaticism, a visual equivalent of free association, one of two main techniques that inspired much of Surrealist art work. Drawings are begun by creating an abstract ground with free-flowing lines combining Japanese brush markers, with standard ink pens. For painting compositions, similar ground structures are created with brushes, sometimes using the drawings as starting points.

With both mediums, once the field of random marks and colors are established, Characters and their stories then reveal themselves to me out of the shapes and lines. This process is akin to watching clouds travel across the sky, then seeing forms and scenes within the puffs, and swirls. I have demonstrated this process in my animated drawings.

For the past 13 years I have studied, and produced abstract work with the goal, to understand the effects of shape, color, and pattern on the picture plane. This current work of figuration represents a return to a more organic style of image making. The experience of being very open, and forth coming has engendered a response of universal recognition from viewers affirming my faith, that we are more alike, than different. “

Georgette Osserman ‘Secrets Among Friends’

Entrance to the Madrigal art and wine event is complimentary. RSVP to sausalito@madrigalfamilywinery.com

The Madrigal Sausalito Tasting Salon & Gallery is open from 12-7pm daily. For information, contact Wine Salon Manager Patricia Gatti at (415) 729-9549 or pgatti@madrigalfamilywinery.com

About Madrigal Family Winery

Located on Highway 29, halfway between Calistoga and St. Helena in the renowned Napa Valley, the Madrigal Family Winery continues the family tradition of viticultural leadership and wine production. Since the 1930s, the family has been building its reputation and earning recognition for their vineyard management program as well as their wines. Situated on 40 acres of estate vineyards, the state of the art Madrigal Winery specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and small lots of single vineyard and estate wines. Today, Madrigal Family Winery is run by Chris Madrigal, the family’s 3rd generation.

Madrigal Family Winery Sausalito Tasting Salon & Gallery
819 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
www.madrigalfamilywinery.com

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