Betty Jo Costanzo - Portals

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Betty Jo Costanzo - Portals
Curated by: Jan Watten

2889 Ford Street
94601 Oakland

October 20th, 2018 - November 17th, 2018
Opening: October 20th, 2018 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Sat 1-5 and by appointment


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.   She brings to the gallery paintings and video installation based on her series TimeSCAPES.

In her own words: “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."