DEAR SKIN – CHAPTER ONE, sequential paintings by GRACE PASSEROTTI

Sequential Art Gallery presents “DEAR SKIN – CHAPTER ONE”, an exhibit of brand new work by GRACE PASSEROTTI. The exhibit opens this Thursday, June 4th, with the artist’s reception from 6pm to 10pm.

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Passerotti began “Dear Skin”, her first foray into long-form sequential art, as a webcomic about five years ago. She wrote and illustrated 150 pages of the black & white tale before taking an unplanned hiatus from the story. But she remained passionate about the concepts & ideas she was exploring in the story; So much so that she had the words “Dear Skin” tattooed on her chest. When exploring ideas about what to exhibit for her gallery show, Passerotti decided on a rather ambitious revisit of “Dear Skin”. Not content with her original pages from the story, Passerotti has completed the first 30-page chapter in full color gouache paintings for her show. Additionally, she will be publishing the comic online following the opening night for the exhibit: dearskincomic.com

Passerotti is a freelance artist living in Portland, Oregon, having relocated here with art school friends from Ohio. With a year of art school under her belt, she continues her self-guided art education, currently focusing on figure drawing and working with gouache. Passerotti is extremely prolific, often completing a painting from concept to finished piece within a day, which she often documents using social media. In addition to continuing “Dear Skin”, Passerotti is looking forward to studying oil painting and three-dimensional mediums. You can see more of her work atgracepasserotti.com and on Instagram: @gracepasserotti.

DEAR SKIN – CHAPTER ONE will be on display throughout the month of June, with gallery hours on Mondays from 2pm-6pm, Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close at the end of business on Saturday, June 27th.