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.