For Immediate Release
SALT RISES ABOVE THE SKY
April 9, 2010
SALT RISES ABOVE THE SKY
25 YEARS OF UNIQUE SALT ART WORKS BY
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST
Curated by The Salt Queen Foundation in collaboration with Eiman Aziz, Art Beyond Advisory, LLC
New York, New York – The exhibition titled “SALT RISES ABOVE THE SKY - 25 Years of unique SALT artworks by internationally acclaimed artist BETTINA WERNER, aka The Salt Queen ” will be held in the breathtaking 49th
floor of 7 World Trade Center overlooking the most spectacular panorama of New York City. http://www.silversteinproperties.com/properties/7-world-trade-center .
The exhibition will open with an exclusive private VIP reception and will run from May 20th through June 30th.
Best known for her pioneering work in creating the texturized, colorized salt technique invented in the early 80’s,
Ms. Werner began her studies in Milan, Italy at the prestigious Brera Accademy of Fine Art and is now a driving force in the Financial District with her radiant unique artwork. Ms. Werner’s striking paintings created with Salt crystals have been recognized and selected by prestigious art collections in the U.S and Europe and exhibited extensively in the Whitney Museum, Pushkin Museum
in Moscow, Portofino Museum Italy, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Triennale Museum in Milan, The Chase Manhattan Bank and in the collection of Herbert and Dorothy Vogel.
Unveiling for the first time Ms. Werner's tribute "Preserving with Salt the Eternal Light of their Souls", a homage to The World Trade Center Victims who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attack. Other featured artworks will include her innovative, new Chakra Art Collection inspired by spiritual enlightenment, the “Never Mind” series, which is meant as a reminder that sometimes we just need to “let go",
the 102 Dalmatians art collection, a tribute to her beloved Dalmatian, "Tibino", as well as the, "Kiss Collection" which was created for an Italian charity auction and featured along side many international artists and celebrities giving their
version of a "Kiss" such as Cher, Tina Turner, Catherine Deneuve, Kim Basinger, and Claudia Schiffer, to name a few. Also exhibited are the red and white "X painting" inspired by the visions of the fourth century A.D. Roman Emperor Constantine, as well as the "Ladybug Collection", meant to bring good luck. For your gambling inspiration, The Salt Sculpture-Dice usually seen in outdoor landscapes will be exhibited, as well as her "I Swear Love" painting
expressing passion in its most profound form.
Reviews and features have appeared in The New York Times, in The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Art in America, Elle, Architectural Digest, The Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, Art News, Elle Decor, GQ, Flash Art,
The New York Post, L'Espresso, Il Corriere della Sera, and many more publications. For further press refer to:
"Bettina Werner is now in her 25th years of developing a new 'currency' for art – SALT - a currency itself that in history was traded as a financial commodity and even known to be more
precious than Gold. The astounding view of 7 World Trade Center rises above The New York Stock Exchange,The Brooklyn Bridge,The Chrysler Building, The Empire State Building, and above all New York City, a perfect venue to
experience the 40,000 square feet of the unique salt artworks created by Bettina Werner, SALT RISES ABOVE THE SKY."
Eiman Aziz, Curator
"The Salt Queen Foundation", is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution, its goals include the celebration of artists whose free imagination is uniquely expressed through the use of innovative
techniques and unusual materials. For more information on The Salt Queen Foundation, visit: http://www.bettina-werner.com/sqf/exhibitionsandevents.htm