As of Friday, October 31, 2014
Bend artist Natasha Bacca is now exhibiting her artwork at Naked Winery. Frequently using wine bottles and wine glasses in her work, Bacca has incorporated “Oh! Orgasmic” bottles and glasses from Naked Winery into her series, which is anticipated to be a highlight at the exhibit.
She says, “This series is inspired by my love for wine. My family name, Bacca, means berry in Italian; similar in notion to Bacchus, the Roman god of wine.”
Bacca’s artwork is created with a patented process. She creates photo-based art, but does not use a camera or computer. She says, “Creating unique art in a darkroom I revisit the wonder of photography’s invention and process. Merging current technologies with deep-rooted photographic practices, I use light emitting devices to brush color into form across light-sensitive paper. By manipulating color, intensity, and direction of light, I literally paint with light.”
Naked Winery is open daily at 11 a.m. Bacca’s artwork is on display now until Dec. 5.
Artwork by Bacca has been exhibited internationally and is featured in private, public, and corporate collections. Collectors include NASA, Hilton Hotels, Kaiser Permanente hospitals, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Lane Community College, Central Oregon Community College, Deschutes Brewery, and many more.
Additionally it has been featured on billboards across the United States and television shows, including CBS’s “Two Broke Girls,” ABC’s “Last Man Standing,” and “Scandal,” and Oregon Art Beat. Bacca has been granted a US patent for the process by which she creates her art.