The Addison Center for the Arts presents, Joanne Barsanti's, “Delicate Beauty” fine art exhibition of photomontages. “Delicate Beauty” opens Wednesday, March 27, 2019, and continues through April 26, 2019. Everyone is invited to enjoy the artist reception Friday, March 29 from 6 to 8 PM. “Delicate Beauty” offers viewers a serene stroll through a Japanese garden. The collection is a series of photomontages: thoughtfully chosen photographs and textures combined to create nature scenes and portraits with an underlying message of peacefulness and serenity, innocence and purity, struggle and hope, strength and resilience, and delicacy of both materials and subject matter.
It is a stylistic melding of East and West, ancient and modern. Drawing on inspiration from traditional Japanese art, symbols, processes, and materials; Barsanti uses modern digital tools to present subject matter that she encounters in her photographic adventures in the western world. “Delicate Beauty” uses a variety of papers and silk fabrics made in Japan. The output media, whether paper or fabric, is selected to enhance and support the specific subject matter; whether that is elegant birds, shapely trees, or fantasy scenes.
Joanne Barsanti is an award-winning artist who uses her photography to create nature-based scenes and “portraits” with a unique style and texture. She combines traditional subject matter and processes with modern technology to take her photography to a new level.
Ms. Barsanti’s work is one part creative inspiration, one part the snap of the shutter, and one part the magic that comes from playful use of digital technology. Birds, bonsai, water, Koi, and other items typically found in a Japanese Garden are reworked and carefully composed in her fantasy scenes. Underlying it all, these elements have been chosen carefully to portray the struggle and tension we often face; but with the underlying message of hope, harmony, long-life, and good fortune.
Her work has been shown regionally and across the country, in exhibits in Vermont, Florida, and California as well as internationally, in Europe. Her work has been featured in magazines such as “The Hand Magazine” and the “Prairie Light Review,” as well as a self-published book “Flowers with Attitude.” Ms Barsanti’s artwork can be found in corporate and private collections across the country. To see more examples of her work and for more information, go to her website at