Kirkland Art Center 9 ½ East Park Row Clinton, New York 13323
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New Exhibition at Kirkland Art Center Illuminates: Fractured Color and Light
The public is invited to the next artists’ reception on Thursday June 27 from 5:00 -7:00 PM for the multi-media exhibition, Fractured Color and Light. The exhibition features the work of three artists: large photographs by Lisa Smith, large scale paintings by Lisie Orjuela and small wall sculptures by Jeanne Heifetz, that explores layers of abstraction illuminated by three distinct media.
Lisa Smith’s mysterious and haunting photographs are from her series Residue in which she seeks layers of meaning in the physical space of the home and magnifies the by-products of daily life which to her are seen as, “…simultaneously real and abstract, seductive and repulsive….” but invite, “…contemplation and negotiation (of) the space where these contradictions meet.”
Lisie S. Orjuela’s lush oil paintings are selected from several of her series: Groundings, Stories and Diptychs and Triptychs. While Smith documents the physical in her photographs, Orjuela mines the interior world of the psyche. She states, “My main interest lies in evoking and investigating the soul’s longings, the contradictions and the paradoxes of our internal worlds through layers of colors, patterns, images.” She works with oil paints, oil bars, and oil pastels on stretched canvas.
A hybrid of drawing and fiber, Jeanne Heifetz’s predominantly square, constructions are acid-etched glass rods that have been hand-stitched to stainless-steel mesh with coated copper. From her series, Geometry of Hope, the translucent and deceptively delicate pieces play with surface and shadow. Heifetz explains that, “The process of constructing the work, line by line, stands in for the human search – whether a child’s inquiry or the scientific inquiries of a less technological age — for comprehensible pattern in the natural world.”
Lisa Smith lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in the small town of Potsdam, New York. She left a successful legal career to complete her MFA in Photography and Related Media from the New School Parsons School of Design in NY.
Lisie S. Orjuela, originally from Argentina and widely travelled, now lives in Connecticut where she has a studio in the historic American Fabric Arts Building in Bridgeport.
Jeanne Heifetz graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University AB, and earned her MA at New York University. She exhibits nationally and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
The reception sponsor is Just Peggy, a Clinton caterer owned by Peggy Quinn. The exhibition is on view from June 27 – August 16, 2013 during gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; with extended hours Thursday until 7:00pm; and Saturday 10 am -2pm or by appointment.
photo: Jeanne Heifetz, Geometry of Hope: Amber, Coral, 2009
Acid-etched glass rods, coated copper and silver wire, stainless-steel mesh.
20” x 20”