Thursday, February 23, 2012

Member Spotlight: Painter Lisa Lebofsky Solo Show "Raw Spaces"

International Women Artists' Salon is proud to announce member Lisa Lebofsky's first NYC solo show, "Raw Spaces" at Milavec Hakimi Gallery,
February 23-March 31st, 2012.

Livingston Island from Half Moon Island 
oil on aluminum - 40 x 64

Milavec Hakimi Gallery is pleased to present Raw Spaces, a collection of works recently created by Lisa Lebofsky. This exhibition will be on view from February 23rd, 2012 through March 31st located at 51 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003.

Lisa Lebofsky’s recent travels to Newfoundland and Antarctica are the inspiration this body of work. It is an exploration of nature in its raw form. The images are composed by applying thin layers of oil paint onto sanded aluminum. The exposed metal  produces radiance that can either enhance, or alter the image.  The result is an experience that imitates the changes of light and perception in a natural setting. Images of reverie, such as tidal waters, deep forests and ephemeral clouds are prominently featured — the apex of infinite space and contemplation.

 Lago Escondido 2
 oil on polymetal - 10 x 16

New York painter Lisa Lebofsky has her MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art and BFA in metals from SUNY New Paltz.  Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally. Among several awards and residencies, she is a recent recipient of the Platte Clove Artist in Residence Program in the Catskill Mountains of New York.  Raw Spaces is Lebofsky’s first solo show in New York City

"My work explores the potency of the mind when it engages with nature.  The natural world functions as a launch point for liberating the mind from restrictions imposed by everyday life.  In addition to being of limitless visual inspiration, nature provides an essential and symbolic role throughout my work – the sublime landscapes embody the transcendent psyche. 

I find inspiration and collect source material by traveling extensively to immerse myself in different environments.  I paint on-site or take digital photos to cultivate a library of images. I seek out remote areas that are generally sparse and uninhabited, and therefore ideal for contemplative transcendence."

Multnomah Falls Cascade
oil on aluminum - 40 x 25

Milavec Hakimi Gallery
51 Cooper Square
New York, NY

Nikki Milavec 
(+1) 817-975-5488
Karen Hakimi
(+1) 516-312-5501 

Su-Th 11am-8pm
Fri 11-4pm
Sat Closed!exhibitions

South Shetland Islands
oil on aluminum 25 x 80

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