Chroma-Gen, a group exhibition featuring the work of
Abraham Brown, Melissa Teoman, and Stefania Saraiva on May 25 th - 27 th . The opening reception
will be held on Friday, May 26 th from 5pm -8pm. WELMONT is located at 1930 Montgomery st,
Savannah, GA. This event is free and open to the public.
By emphasizing aesthetics, the artist’s involved in the Chroma-Gen exhibition develop forms
that don’t follow logical criteria, but are based on subjective associations and formal parallels.
In the midst of political and societal evolution, this new generation of artists use chromatic
principles to start a conversation. Abstracted moments exist in order to clarify our purpose and
find meaning in the mundane. Teoman’s work re-defines the relationship humanity has with
trash waste through transforming found objects into paintings. Brown uses unique painting
techniques in order to create mixed media works that are representational of the act of
creation. Hailing from Venezuela, Saraiva’s work reflects her relationship with her beautiful
country in the heat of political conflict.
Stefania Saraiva (b. 1996 Valencia, Venezuela) will be receiving a B.F.A. in painting in the fall of
2017 from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. Her work has been exhibited in
group shows in Savannah and her home town in Venezuela. The most notable of these shows is
the SCAD DeFine Art student showcase. Her abstract paintings are informed by her multiple
cultural backgrounds, focusing primarily on Venezuelan culture. Saraiva currently lives and
works in Savannah, GA, but is relocating to Spain in the fall of 2017.