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Spirited Nature, Traces of Light


ART

IS STORY

EXPLORE | DISCOVER | BE INSPIRED    

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Spirited Nature, Traces of Light


ART

IS STORY

EXPLORE | DISCOVER | BE INSPIRED    

Explore

"When the balance of the two artists become a harmonious whole (harmony here I mean not a “perfect whole” but harmony meaning with some natural “dissonance”) I feel the iteration is “ringing true.”" - Mayako Nakamura

"I see our collaboration as a musical composition that has the improvised elements of a jazz song, the visual impact of a full symphony orchestra and at times the tenderness of a duet." - Tony DeVarco

 

Spirited Nature, Traces of Light; our premiere exhibition, merges storytelling, technology, and fine art. Not only do you see the evolution of a piece, you will experience the viewing of it in a new way. We are utilizing 3D and Virtual Reality to weave together the story of each piece. "Spirited Nature, Traces of Light" is a collaboration between two incredible artists. Tony DeVarco (Santa Cruz, CA) and Mayako Nakamura (Tokyo, Japan) met in late 2013 and began collaborating shortly thereafter. Together they have created an exhibition that exquisitely merges their very different techniques.


"I wanted to create an expierence around the process of collecting art. Why should it just be looking and buying? When you see a work of art it should inspire you. It was important to me, that we convey the story behind the art. What is the artist passionate about? What brought them to this convergence of feeling and expression? For me, when I know the story behind something, I get more from it. The La Stella Gallery was created to bring art to the world in a new and interactive way, where the art becomes only a part of the story." - Leslie Lucey


Photography courtesy of Tony DeVarco.

 
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Story


Imagine an emotion that moves you, then see that emotion in the work of art. 

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Story


Imagine an emotion that moves you, then see that emotion in the work of art. 

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Inspiration


"A work of art is an eternity of emotion." - Leslie Lucey

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Inspiration


"A work of art is an eternity of emotion." - Leslie Lucey

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Look Deeply


"Every day is a new day to create art so time isn't really a factor. Seven years or 30 years, we are all both beginners when we sit before a blank wall, canvas or monitor." - Tony DeVarco

 

 

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"Every day is a new day to create art so time isn't really a factor. Seven years or 30 years, we are all both beginners when we sit before a blank wall, canvas or monitor." - Tony DeVarco

 

 

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The Artists story is as compelling as the art itself. However, what the art evokes in the collectors mind is the most interesting.

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The Artists story is as compelling as the art itself. However, what the art evokes in the collectors mind is the most interesting.

About Me