April 04, 2010

Lisa Congdon- sapbuckets

Yep. It's that time again ... and this newest painting by Lisa Congdon just really sums it up. It's maple sugaring time! And time for a new exhibition!
Please join us on Friday, April 9th from 5-7 p.m. to celebrate the opening of "Fragmentary Blue" an exhibition of San Francisco artist Lisa Congdon's paintings and drawings. Along with Lisa's work we will be introducing sculptural functional porcelain ware by Kim Westad of the Bronx.

About the show in Lisa's words:
Why make so much of fragmentary blue In here and there a bird, or butterfly, Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye, When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue? Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet) Though some savants make earth include the sky; And blue so far above us comes so high, It only gives our wish for blue a whet. -“Fragmentary Blue” -Robert Frost, New Hampshire, 1923 Fragmentary Blue is an homage to New England, a place that San Francisco artist Lisa Congdon has grown to revere since she first visited in 2005. Like many before her, Lisa is drawn to its rich colors, expanses of thick forest, old signage, kind people, starkly different seasons and vast coastline. She dreams almost daily about building a very small dwelling in some small New England town in the woods and living alone there for periods of time to draw and paint everything around her. The show will include 25 paintings and 25 drawings.

All the work will be available for preview at our shop and available for purchase beginning April 5th. Visit our site for more info: www.artstreamstudios.com

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