The Loft Gallery welcomes an exhibit of large-scale landscape and gardenscape paintings by South Kent CT artist, Lisa Brody. we invite the community to come meet the artist, chat with friends and neighbors and enjoy light refreshment. Lisa has been painting landscape for most of her career. The scenes that preoccupy her are places that she knows and cares about intimately, and have become part of the texture of my everyday consciousness. Not only the views through her window; also walks taken, and roads driven. She never knows where the path will take her, but she’ll start to walk one step at a time. Her paintings are built in the same way, one step at a time, forward and backward, over and under, simple and complex, mundane and mythic. She begins her work intuitively open to change, accident and transformation. Just as the weather can change, the paintings slowly evolve over time sensitive to the subtle permutations of the atmosphere. There is a longing for these places, a longing to paint them, a longing to know them, a longing to be in them. The paintings are windows into places of possibility, desire and yearning. Ms. Brody studied at the University of Pennsylvania, (B.F.A & B.A. Fine Arts and Architecture), and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine. Her awards and recent residencies include Painting’s Edge Residency, Idyllwild, CA (2005), Cooper Union Residency in Painting, (2004) Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnsonville (1995). Her work is collected by IBM, Campbell Soup, Equitable, Kaiser Permanente, HBO, Merck, Citibank, Banker’s Trust, The Hartford, CT Sumitono, and PepsiCo. She currently lives and works in South Kent, CT.
This show runs through Sunday, October 14.
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, September 1, 4 – 6 pm
at The Smithy Store
10 Main Street