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Sharon Stone’s first East Coast exhibition extended due to popular demand

Hollywood icon Sharon Stone has an art exhibition now on show in Connecticut! And it has now been extended until Jan. 15.

The C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut presents the East Coast premiere of Sharon Stone’s paintings with the new exhibition Sharon Stone: Welcome To My Garden, on view until January 15 by popular demand. The gallery show features 19 paintings by Stone, who has painted all her life, many inspired by her home and garden in LA. This is the first time her artworks are being exhibited outside of California.

Renowned art critic Jerry Saltz recently announced that he had selected Sharon Stone for his annual artist-talk at the New York Magazine Vulture Fest, and at his artist talk at the 92nd Street Y in New York!

Stone’s art is praised by collectors and art world luminaries, including Jerry Saltz (Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism). Stone’s celebrated slide-shows of her paintings are taking Instagram by storm.

“I created these works to understand the essence of pure creativity that comes from heartfelt truth, to let go of the noise, the judgements, and the pollution of our societal pulls,” says Stone, who attended her opening looking very dapper in a red velvet suit with slicked back hair.

In addition to acting in unforgettable screen performances such as Basic Instinct and Casino, and If These Walls Could Talk 2, in which she played a lesbian, the movie star’s many charity efforts and her decades-long role as an LGBTQ+ ally, Stone’s immense talents have flourished in the painted medium in a new creative phase.

Among Stone’s many honors are the Women Making History Award from the National Women’s History Museum; the Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award; the Nobel Peace Summit Award Laureate; the Golden Globe Award; a Primetime Emmy Award; an Academy Award Nomination; she was named a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France; the 2023 Courage Award; the Harvard Humanitarian Award; and the Human Rights Campaign Humanitarian Award, among her many accolades.

Stone’s ability to observe and interpret human behavior and themes, as well as to appreciate nature, are fully on display.

“Color becomes a wavelength for me,” says Stone. “Being a colorist moves the directions of my paintings. Color speaks to me.”

In her early years, Stone’s Aunt Vonne had a Master’s degree in painting and would create murals across the walls of the home where she lived as a child. Stone studied painting in college, and her artmaking became her laser-focus during the pandemic when she entered a new creative portal. This period of planetary crisis transported Stone to open up new artistic channels, transferring her lifelong creative instincts onto the canvas. Since then, she paints every day, four to 17 hours per day.

“We are honored to present the highly anticipated East Coast debut of Sharon Stone’s powerful art, for our tenth anniversary season,” says Tiffany Benincasa, C. Parker Gallery’s owner and curator. “This new exhibition offers a never-before-seen panorama into Sharon Stone’s creative prowess. The artist invites viewers on a journey through the vibrant landscapes of her imagination, reflecting her inner world. A testament to Stone’s profound talents,” adds Benincasa.

The C. Parker Gallery is located at 409 Greenwich Avenue, just a 40-minute train ride from New York City.

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