Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group is hosting a show by Nina Jordan and Patrice Lorenz, titled The Landscape: Cut and Carved in the Walt Meade Gallery of the Roxbury Arts Center at 5025 Vega Mountain Road. The exhibit is on display through November 10. For more information, visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607.326.7908.
In conjunction with their exhibit, currently showing in the Walt Meade Gallery, Patrice Lorenz and Nina Jordan will speak on their artistic processes, expressive use of materials, and artistic influences. Given that both artists have taught in professional settings, the resulting dialogue will invoke a lot of audience participation. Lorenz and Jordan give insight into the meaning and inspiration behind their work.
“The work of Patrice Lorenz and Nina Jordan fill the space of the Walt Meade Gallery with engaging color and composition,” says Annie Schwed, Gallery Coordinator of the Roxbury Arts Group. “Listening to an explanation the reduction and addition process that each artist use in different ways offers an interesting connection and contrast.”
Nina Jordan creates colorful landscapes using only found lumber, employing the grain, scars and “defects” of the wood. Through the variations in the wood’s texture, the reduction process, and a playful use of color, she strives to attain a painterly quality within the hard line of the woodcut medium.
Patrice Lorenz paints and subsequently cuts images she’s created from observing the sunflowers she planted on the hillside outside her studio. Lorenz further paints and reassembles these pieces into the final composition. For Lorenz, the life cycle of the sunflower symbolizes that of the striving of the human spirit.
The Landscape: Cut and Carved Artist Talk event is free and open to the public and encourages audience participation through questions and comments. No reservations are necessary to attend. For more information, call the Roxbury Arts Group at 607. 326.7908.