An urgent response to unprecedented times


D.Colabella Fine Art Gallery, located at 446 Main Street Ridgefield, is pleased to present Bearing witness: an urgent response to unprecedented times, an exhibition promoting conversation between artists and the contemporary condition.

Opening: Thursday March 17, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Featuring pieces by artists Margaret Roleke and Leigh Brooklyn, this exhibit features a variety of works including cyanotype prints, detailed oil paintings, and sculptures.

From the COVID-19 pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement, contemporary life is full of injustice, change and sacrifice. In response to these human experiences, Leigh Brooklyn and Margaret Roleke formulate artistic responses motivated by love, respect and support for justice. An opening event for On Bearing Witness: An Urgent Response to Unprecedented Times will take place on March 17, 2022, from March 6 9 p.m. The exhibition will be presented at D. Colabella Fine Art from March 17 to May 15, 2022.

About the artists

Margaret Roleke is a multimedia artist based in Brooklyn and Connecticut. Using sculptural materials, paper collages and cyanotypes, Margaret Roleke appeals to the human desire for decency and good health. His work is created in direct response to topics such as racism, gun violence and global warming, and calls for action in the face of these instances of injustice.

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Originally from Ohio, Leigh Brooklyn is an established painter and sculptor with roots in figurative drawing. In 2018, she started women’s militia, a series highlighting and empowering strong women from different backgrounds through an intersectional lens. Inspired by stories of racism, sexism, and violence in America, Leigh Brooklyn’s oil paintings showcase the resilience of the characters she portrays.

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D.Colabella Fine Art is the latest addition to Ridgefield, CT’s thriving art scene by owner and gallery owner Dee Dee Perrone Colabella. The focus is on exhibiting and connecting emerging and mid-career artists with new and seasoned collectors. In addition to selling artwork in a traditional gallery, Colabella offers fine art consulting services.

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