July 02, 2008

Lisa Congdon + Lisa Solomon (on deck)


Lisa Congdon designed the announcement card above - so beautiful!
We are thrilled to share with you a sneak peek of our next exhibition: Pigmentary Portraits with Lisa Solomon and Lisa Congdon from the Bay Area. You are all invited and we really hope to see you at the gallery on July 18th from 5-8 p.m. This is going to be a wonderful exhibit and we are so happy that they BOTH are coming out to attend the opening.
Here are their own words surrounding the exhibition:For their joint exhibition artstream in Rochester, NH, Bay Area artists Lisa Congdon and Lisa Solomon are exploring a selected palette.


In their own ways they will research and investigate the historical origins of Indigo and Cobalt blue, Indian and Ochre yellow, Verdigris and Malachite green, Vermillion and Alizarin red, Cadmium and Realgar orange, Tyrian and Mars Violet purple, Gofun Shirayuki white, and Ivory/Bone black.

Their hope is to create a portrait of each pigment - through which they may somehow reconnect with the alchemy of colors' past.

Firm believers in the idea that one's materials can only enhance and contextualize one's work, both are interested in exploring where these pigments come from and how to present their findings in a visually rich language.

5 comments:

Camilla said...

This is going to be such a great show- I wish I could be there in real life.

flossy-p said...

Wow, their works looks so excellent together. It's such an interesting idea to have two artists work on the same body of work together. This is fine art indeed!
It'll be a brilliant show!

Belinda said...

one day ... looks like show to see!

Leah said...

looks like it's going to be a wonderful show!! i'm going to try and make it up for it!

karin said...

Oh wow, this card is especially nice.
Susan, would be a pleasure to see you, when you visit Germany. That's a very nice idea.