Exhibition of new paintings by Jennie Kiessling and Lori Schappe-Youens. An opening reception with both artists will be held on Friday, April 26th, from 5 to 7pm. These two painters approach the topics of “place" and “home” from very different perspectives.
Conceptual painter Jennie Kiessling is continually considering what landscape painting really is, and how concepts of time and space have changed landscape painting dramatically in recent years. And as if to locate her body in the place she calls home, Kiessling often makes paintings that are comprised of the actual earth from the places that define her territory in the American Southwest—places sacred like the Santuario in Chimayo, New Mexico, or more mundane, like the earth from her own property in Colorado. Painter Lori Schappe-Youens has been on a different quest for home. After living in the verdant hills and forests of the upper Midwest United States for her first 30 years, she relocated to South Africa in 1992, and spent the next 20 years there, developing a visual language in paint that defined her experience. This work often includes whimsical imagery which is grounded in an earthy pallet, reflecting the amalgamation and reconciliation of changing homelands.
Exhibition is on view April 26 to May 17. Open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and 11am to 5pm on Sundays.