Self-taught painter and graphic designer John Bertolone defines his art "as a striving to visualize the unseen forces that are at play and how they influence our seen world." His acrylic and digital paintings blend feminine portraiture, animal deities, geometry, and cosmic debris in the full and glorious color spectrum. In his artist statement he says that his work alludes to the way unseen forces fuel our world, and seeks to create "metaphysical stepping stones to the divine realms of consciousness."
Through March 31, the Art Museum of Rochester (610 Monroe Avenue) is presenting "Visio Stellae," a solo exhibition of Bertalone's work. AMoR's hours are Wednesday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., and admission is free. For more information, call 615-9015 or visit facebook.com/ArtMuseumOfRochester. To preview Bertolone's work, visit johnbertolone.com or check out @johnbertolone on Instagram.