Artist StatementPaper Paintings I (2014-16) and Paper Paintings II (2017-18) continue my exploration of the individual and collective histories of people as they encounter both the external landscape and their hidden, interior worlds. Using literal and abstract imagery as iconic references to shared ideas, the work explores the human drive to create a narrative revealing the profound in the ordinary, the connectedness between the unconnected, the hidden meaning of life.
Gina Falcone Skelton is a painter who has worked primarily in oil on canvas and wood, employing both figurative and landscape imagery in a nonliteral approach to painting. Beginning in 2014, her work took a new direction with large-scale pieces in a new medium: torn paper on paper, the latest incorporating marks made by the artist's hand. Prior to a solo exhibit of the first 9 large-scale pieces at Stevenson University in 2017, the new work was featured in Baltimore Style Magazine, April 2017 and at Bmore Art.com. in January 2017.Her most recent show was at Y:Art Gallery in Baltimore, March-April 2019.
She has been represented in solo and group shows by galleries in Baltimore MD, Richmond VA, Chicago IL, New Orleans LA, and Key West FL, and her work was recently included in the Maryland Federation of Art 5th Annual Strokes of Genius show curated by Joann Moser (Smithsonian American Art Museum).
She lives In Baltimore, MD.