Jodi Gerbi

Jodi Gerbi

Jodi Gerbi is representational painter depicting human resilience through her realistic portrayals of the garbage, trash cans, and drainpipes found in her daily life. Finding the beauty in this is her way of conveying the idea that humans are often required to find something beautiful in a hard situation in order to keep going. The ability of a human being to do this is the essence of resilience. 

When painting the figure, she is trying to catch that moment of vulnerability, the  second when that person thinks no one is looking. That vulnerability is the best part of a human being and where we can really connect to each other. 

She currently paints at Reis Studios in Long Island City, New York.

Statement

In my work, I am painting resilience and hope but not always through the depiction of the figure. My oil paintings are realistic portrayals of the garbage, trashcans, and drain pipes found as I walk around New York City. Finding the beauty in this is a way of conveying the idea that humans are often required to find something beautiful in a hard situation in order to keep going. The ability of a human being to do this is the essence of this resilience and hope.

Santiago Galeas

Santiago Galeas

"Old Enough to Remember" by Hoxxoh at First Amendment Gallery

"Old Enough to Remember" by Hoxxoh at First Amendment Gallery