The exhibition runs until March 5th, 2018.
Known as the Salt Queen for her significant accomplishments within the art world, Werner has attracted international attention since the early 1980s for her invention of her own technique for colorizing and texturizing salt crystals, and became the first artist to use salt exclusively as an art medium.
Her works on first appearance appear simple and articulate yet are of a specialty all in its own that sparks curiosity. Werner, has invented a quality and a technique for a now internationally recognized art medium.
The salt Werner infuses into her work is predominantly from regions in her native Italy including Sicily, Sardinia, and Puglia.
Werner, uses her salts for her imaginative creations such as paintings inspired by the seven chakras, ladybugs, love, and her beloved Dalmatian companion Tibino.
“Salt has the essence of cleansing and healing,” Bettina Werner said. “At the cellular level, the balances of salt are essential to life. Creating with each single salt crystal is an intimate experience of magic and mystical movement that captures my soul and empowers me. To quote the great architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Less is more, and when experiencing my art, one is able to fully appreciate the texture and shades of color at its heightened dimension.”
For more information on the artist, please visit: http://www.bettina–wern
Current Exhibition: Pioneering Artist Bettina Werner-The Salt Queen
“The Enlivening Red Velvet Heart” Salt Crystal Art Collection
at the notable ABXY Gallery on the Lower East Side
9 Clinton Street (btw Stanton and East Houston)
Now Through March 5th, 2018