SPRING EXHIBITION 2016 at The Moviehouse

The Moviehouse, 48 Main Street, Millerton, NY 12546
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Exploring Line and Form in Mixed Mediums

May 7 – July 20, 2016

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 7, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The Moviehouse Studio Gallery, 48 Main Street, Millerton, NY



MILLERTON, NY—The Moviehouse Studio Gallery, 48 Main Street, Millerton, NY is proud to announce the opening of its spring exhibition – Nancy Lasar INTERSECTIONS:Exploring Line and Form in Mixed Mediums. The show will open with a gallery talk and reception on Saturday, May 7 from 5-7pm.

Nancy Lasar has established herself as one of the premiere printmakers in the area. In the past few years she has pushed the traditional boundaries of the medium, adding chine colle as well as encaustic.

Her works are elegant and ethereal, and have often been described as “drawing with light” – referring to Lasar’s unique way of  playing with with the opacity of her prints as a backdrop to the energy of line.

The exhibition will include images in monotype with chine colle, mixed-media and graphite drawings and prints on paper, as well as Cliché Verre photographs, and etchings.

What unites these various approaches is the strong sense of swirling and reconfigured form and line. Lines define but do not confine as they oscillate between being and becoming in  transpositional continuum between mark and thing. Lasar’s images attempt to synthesize and condense an essence of alert expectation which implies more than what is suggested and seen. There is a musical intensity of rhythm and movement in the work – of wind waves, rustling grass, murmuring pines and sometimes people. Her lines zip and carve and cradle: like captured calligraphy.

At the gallery talk on May 7, Lasar will focus on the various processes she employs, and will emphasize how they can be combined, overlapped and re-purposed to create new images.

Admission to the talk and reception on May 7 is free and open to the public.

Artist’s Statement

“Whether in drawing, painting, or printmaking, the process for me is about layering and energizing space in such a way that objects are fluid, interconnected and full of energy and movement. I try to utilize a variety of lines, marks and media to suggest both stasis and openness to possibility and transformation as well as the passage of time. As I attempt to describe the multiple realities which intermingle in memory, imagination and daily life, images emerge and diverge – reconfiguring in new relationships.”

Nancy Lasar

Critics have described Nancy Lasar’s work with such phrases as “drawing with light”, “condensed energy and flow”, “calm and crazy”, and “organized chaos”. For over 40 years, she has worked with images observed from nature using a variety of drawing, painting, printmaking and photographic processes.Lasar has exhibited her award-winning images widely throughout New England, New York, Minnesota and as far away as Sweden, Japan and Shanghai, China. She is an exhibiting artist at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Her work may be also be seen at Van Deb Editions, New York, The Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT and Five Points Gallery in Torrington, CT. She has exhibited in other group and one person shows at the Mattatuck Museum, The Bruce Museum, The Washington Art Association, The Lyman Allen Museum, the New Britain Museum, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, and at The International Print Center and Paperworks Projects in New York.Her works are included in many public and private collections including Pfizer Corp, Aetna Life and Casualty, The General Mills Corp., and the Rutger’s Print Archive. Nancy Lasar receives commissions to create unique pieces for private homes and offices in Connecticut, New York and Minneapolis. Lasar is the recipient of two Individual Artist Fellowships from the CT. Commission on the Arts and has had a grant to study at the Vermont Studio Center. Nancy Lasar resides in Washington CT. where she maintains her studios.

Full Resume: https://nancylasar.org/resume/

Images: Nancy Lasar in her studio; Frost & Fuschia 1 (2009), Framed 37 x 51, Monotype; Phoebe’s Flowers (2009), Framed 31 x 22, Cliché Verre Photograph; Music in the Air w/Red (2006) Framed 30 x 23, Soft Ground Color Etchi