The new exhibit from Erica Ricadelli officially opens at Evolve Urban Arts (1375 Maryland Ave) today from 4- 7 pm. A unique tasting menu and beverages will be paired with selected works.
Orchestrated Misbehavior stems from Ms. Riccardelli's penchant for carefully arranging her pictorial components into fanciful tableaux vivants. Born in Germany, this self-described "army brat" spent most of her formative years transferring between her father's multiple postings throughout the U.S. On the long car rides spent driving from one "home" to another "home", she passed time by gazing at the landscape whirring by, imagining herself as a princess, or a damsel imbued with magical powers. With a self-described "fondness for the absurd", Ms. Riccardelli now brings these daydreams to reality by inserting herself into engaging juxtapositions that simultaneously reflect her dark humor and romantic aesthetic.
The exhibit will remain on display through March 27. Evolve's regular hours are Monday through Friday 1-4 pm.