Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5-8 pm
Judy Horowitz : Evolution of The Figure – A Retrospective
The human figure is an abstract, “people” bring a humanity to the concept of the “figure”. The styles in which the figures have been conveyed have varied. The show is a retrospective, the pieces range from the mid 70’s through to latest created in 2019. The paintings have come full circle, the methods used to create have changed evolved and returned to the beginning. Show is hung in a chronological order.
The paintings always tell a story, “you just have to ask.” The paintings are about relationships, brief interactions with strangers and people on the street. They are “moments in time.”
I consistently use oils, the medium provides a richness and integrity of color. There is a flexibility that provides countless possibilities in application.
Lori Dresner : Menangerie
Lori Dresner is a ceramic artist known for her sculpture and pottery. Her work explores our own fragility and the fragility of the world. Lori received a BFA in ceramics from The Rhode Island School of Design and MA in ceramics from the University of Michigan. Lori also holds an MFA in video arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and pursued a career in international advertising that took her to Paris, France for 20 years. Her travels and life experiences influence her art as she interprets the connection we share with nature, environment and family.
Menagerie is a body of hand-built ceramics that revolve around playful characters interacting with each other in imagined settings. Lori uses porcelain to construct the asymmetrical vessels that become her blank canvas, providing a perfect medium for the balance of form and fiction. Her art of pure fantasy serves as a release of worry and tension in a troubled, uncertain world. Lori’s hope is that the creations bring a smile to your face, lighten your thoughts and help you not to take life too seriously.