by Cyan Leigh Dacasin
Sharon Stone’s inimitable star power has no limits. Apart from being one of the top leading ladies in the film industry, her foray as an activist and now the art world has everyone talking. The C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut recently presented the East Coast premiere of Sharon Stone’s paintings with the new exhibition Sharon Stone: Welcome To My Garden, which is now on view until December.
Her work has been praised by collectors and art world luminaries, including Jerry Saltz (the Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism). The gallery show features 19 paintings by Stone, and it is the first time her artworks have been exhibited outside of Los Angeles.
This period of planetary crisis transported Stone to open up new artistic channels, transferring her lifelong creative instincts onto the canvas. Since then, she paints every day, four to 17 hours per day.
According to Stone, her process sought to understand creativity at its most raw and emotional form, “I created these works to understand the essence of pure creativity that comes from heartfelt truth, to let go of the noise, the judgements, and the pollution of our societal pulls.”Her connection to nature is always visually present. “Color becomes a wavelength for me,” says Stone. “Being a colorist moves the directions of my paintings. Color speaks to me.” On social media, Stone’s celebrated slide shows of her paintings are taking Instagram by storm.
“We are honored to present the highly anticipated East Coast debut of Sharon Stone’s powerful art, for our tenth anniversary season,” says Tiffany Benincasa, the owner and curator of the C. Parker Gallery.
“This new exhibition offers a never-before-seen panorama into Sharon Stone’s creative prowess. The artist invites viewers on a journey through the vibrant landscapes of her imagination, reflecting her inner world. A testament to Stone’s profound talents,” adds Benincasa.
Sharon Stone’s immense talents and acute powers of observation blossomed into the painted medium. Her ability to observe and interpret human behavior and turn human frailties into sources of strength shine through in combative, conquering, and victorious ways.
Stone has been painting her entire life. In her early years, her Aunt Vonne had a Master’s degree in painting and would create murals across their home’s walls where she lived as a child. She studied painting in college, and her artmaking became her laser focus during the pandemic when she entered a new creative portal.
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