Deconstruct (2020)

Sherry Arndt - Deconstruct - 2020 - Big Orbit Project Space - CEPA Gallery - Buffalo NY

Sherry Arndt Preziuso proudly resides in Buffalo, New York, with her husband, Giovanni, daughter Rhea and their beloved family pet, Meatball. Born in Erie Pennsylvania as an Army Brat, Preziuso quickly learned to adapt to many moves from country to country and city to city. With the ever-changing landscape of location, personalities and cultures, she became interested in the psychology of the human experience.

In 1998, Preziuso obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. This interest and love of the human experience has parlayed into her artwork as you see it today.

In 2009, Preziuso began her journey into the art world working with international artists and mentor, Mark DiVincenzo. In 2015, shortly after giving birth to her daughter, Preziuso started to show her work professionally.

This exhibition is accompanied by a small catalog with an introduction written by Mark Lavatelli.

Exhibit Location

Big Orbit Project Space
30 Essex Street
Buffalo, NY 14213

Exhibit Dates

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Free to the public

Exhibit Times

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Or By Appointment
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Exhibit Events

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 1, 2020
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Free to the public

Closing Artist Talk
Saturday, February 2, 2020
3:00 p.m.
Free to the public

Artist’s Statement for Deconstruct


By Sherry Arndt

My art’s intent is to illustrate the inner workings of one’s emotional person.  We all hold secrets, scars, experience and history. Much of this we hide throughout our daily lives behind a calm, put together facade.   Eventually, something or someone will break this well constructed wall. This is when we see the cracks in our foundation, revealing our true inner self.  Due to such events, we change and build strength. I attempt to capture these pivotal breaking and necessary moments in one’s life through my paintings.

Throughout a ten-year process of learning, researching and experimenting, I developed an unconventional technique to my abstract work. My paintings are typically vibrant, multilayered and textured. I build depth and dimension in the paintings by layering paint with other material, such as sand, glass and textured mediums.  The final step of this process is to pull away paint to reveal parts of the underpaintings. The results are somewhat unpredictable and leave a cracked surface that illuminates a “behind the scenes” view.