August 4: Ithaca Marriott Downtown on The Commons

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Marriott Downtown On The Commons 120 S Aurora St

Perfect Imperfections

Abstract paintings are especially dynamic when forms are recognized as originating in nature. Ithaca’s own award-winning, contemporary artist and color theorist Ivy Stevens-Gupta’s newest work is inspired by the beauty of Cayuga lake and the flora of Tompkins county. Her playful and petite paintings pay attention to how we often overlook images on a cellular level. Her trio of orange paintings (pictured below) illustrate the organic, perfect imperfections that make nature breathtaking. Her style of painting encompasses many different techniques and multiple layers of inks, polymers, acrylic and oil paints and canvas and birch board.

Sit down, get comfortable and sip a cocktail while gazing at Stevens-Gupta’s colorful paintings displayed on the built-in bookcases of the Marriott lobby. Exhibit runs August 4-31. To see more of Ivy Stevens-Gupta’s work visit her website: and or her studio during the greater Ithaca art trail in October or by appointment. Her work can be found in several books on International Contemporary artists.