Neysa Grassi Beginning of Everything Locks Gallery

Beginning of Everything, 2017

oil on linen mounted on panel

23 1/2 x 23 inches

Neysa Grassi Rosette Locks Gallery

Rosette, 2016-2017

oil on panel

15 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches 

Neysa Grassi Looking Downstream Locks Gallery

Looking Downstream, 2017

oil on panel

17 x 17 1/2 inches 

Neysa Grassi Locks Gallery An Effect of the Sun

An Effect of the Sun, Ocean, 2017

oil on panel

23 x 23 1/2 inches

Neysa Grassi Cliff and Lake Locks Gallery

Cliff and Lake, 2016

oil on panel

13 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches 

Neysa Grassi View from Rivers Edge Locks Gallery

View from Rivers Edge, 2017

oil on panel

23 x 23 1/2 inches 

Neysa Grassi Locks Gallery Medicine Lake

Medicine Lake, 2017

oil on panel

22 x 19 inches 

Neysa Grassi Source Locks Gallery

Source, 2017

oil on panel

23 1/2 x 23 inches 

Neysa Grassi Locks Gallery Trick Falls

Trick Falls, 2017

oil on panel

23 1/2 x 23 inches 

Neysa Grassi Storms Approach Locks Gallery

Storms Approach, 2017

oil on panel

11 x 11 inches

Locks Gallery Neysa Grassi Swarm

Swarm, 2016-2017

oil on panel

23 1/2 x 23 inches

Neysa Grassi Locks Gallery Thicket

Thicket, 2015

oil on panel

23 x 23 1/2 inches

Neysa Grassi Locks Gallery What Clouds Say

What the Clouds Say, 2011

oil on panel

20 x 20 inches

Press Release

Locks Gallery proudly presents The Beginning of Everything, marking the ninth solo exhibition at the gallery by Philadelphia-based artist and teacher Neysa Grassi. There will be an opening reception with the artist on Thursday, February 22nd from 5:30-7:30 pm.


With an enigmatic color palette, the gallery will debut a selection of 15 new oil paintings which continue to defy expectations of abstraction and offer the artist’s impressions of interacting light, water, and atmosphere. Like the ebb and flow of tides, Grassi’s multi-layered, additive and subtractive painting process emulates surface-level ripples and currents arising from an unknown disruption. Continuing to suggest sources flowing, weather patterns, and emanating light, Grassi’s paintings fixate on unnamable colors and imagery.