Recent Press:

ArtsAtl, November 9, 2017
"Review: Phillip March Jones fills Poem 88 with his daily photographs"


ArtsAtl, July 27, 2017
"Review: Nature and the meaning of boundaries explored in Poem 88’s “Correspondences”"


ArtsAtl, July 1, 2017
"Review: Poem 88’s “Poem 88’s “Correspondences” series brings us back to balance"


ArtsAtl, June 1, 2017
"Review: Poem 88’s “ABSTRACTS” engages 20th-century traditions in markedly different ways"

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 3, 2017
"Review: Elegant, graphic photos of flowers
conjure themes of mortality"

ArtAtl, January 3, 2017
"Review: Cynthia Farnell’s “Garlands” at
Poem88 meditates and mourns"

BurnAway, November 28, 2016
"Candy Crush: Carol John at {Poem 88}"


ArtsAtl, November 28, 2016
"Poem 88 Owner Robin Bernat nominated for ArtsATL Luminary Awards, "

Daily Serving, September 28, 2016
"Paul Stephen Benjamin: God Bless America
at Poem 88 "

The New York Times, March 15, 2016
"Turning Instagram Images Into Analog"


ArtsAtl, March 10, 2016
"Review: {Poem 88}’s “Documentum” brings a
digital medium back to its analog roots"

Burnaway, March 23, 2016
"Documenting Instagram at {Poem 88}"

Burnaway, January 29, 2016
"Nymphs and Shepherds” Offers
Something For Everyone at {Poem 88}"




Corrine Colarusso: Light & Weather

January 13 to February 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13, 6pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 3, 2pm

In her first exhibition at Poem 88, Corrine Colarusso celebrates the effervescent energy of the natural world through acrylic paintings on canvas and multimedia drawings. Her luscious color sensibility and uncanny ability to capture light and atmosphere reminds us of so many great painters of the American landscape. Wetlands, verdant fields, and mountains are all fodder for her depictions of the every-changing, scintillating light.

Light and Weather describes the forces that shape the world we see and the world we feel. Underlining our human desire to connect with the natural world and nature’s spectacular windfalls of beauty, Colarusso’s work suggests that realism is more of a translation of sensation rather than an exacting description. Her paintings depict an intimate narrative; a moving world, as light fades or as weather systems move in and take over, part of what she calls “the daily spectacular." Hence, her landscapes appear as if they were arenas or stage sets where our experience unfolds.