Constance Pappalardo • Aloft Raleigh
2100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 2760
July-Oct. 10, 2018
A native of Lima, Peru, Constance Pappalardo studied painting at the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts, in New York City.
She is a member of Artspace and the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, and the Durham Art Guild.
She is best known for her richly pigmented water color on canvas paintings as well as her more minimalistic black and white paintings.
Pappalardo is the recipient of numerous art awards. For example, she was selected as the feature artist for Cary’s “Spring Daze” festival, won “Best in Show” at the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh, and received the “Purchase Prize” from Cary Visual Art. Her works are included in corporate and private collections in the United States, Europe, and her native Peru.
Ms. Pappalardo is involved in many charity art auctions, donating art to such events as the “For the Love Art” auction, the North Carolina Museum of Arts “Art of the Auction,” and the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County among others.
Of her work, she writes…
For as long as I can remember, art has always been a source of healing for me. Being very sensitive to color, it was the colorist painters I was most drawn to and now, a painter myself, I use color as my primary language.
Times being as they are, with our country in a spiritual/philosophical civil war of sorts, healing is of the essence. Language has been twisted and abused, imagery has been manipulated to shock rather than illuminate.
As a painter, I seek to heal with breath-like color. My work reaches and touches and asks the viewer to take a breath, to sync with the vibration of color, the calm and warmth only the right pigment can offer. In my work, there may be suggestions of a landscape, but the real subject of my paintings is always color and through color I can leave a positive and healing footprint in our society, one that may unite rather than divide.