I am so happy to be included in the Upstate New York Painting Invitational at Main Street Arts. The paintings in the show are demonstrative of a new body of work that I started working on this summer.
I am experimenting with a different formal approach by making paper collages to use as source material for paintings.
Concepts that coalesce to form a continuing thread throughout my years of painting are still present in this work. For instance, social issues, feminism, and themes relating to bodily experience emerge during my process.
Richness of surface is important. This allows a physical engagement to take place where visceral connection engenders empathy. Oil paint is such an appropriate medium for this since it is used to mimic flesh throughout the history of painting.
Stop by Main Street Arts to see three of Lacey’s paintings included int he Upstate New York Painting Invitational. The exhibition runs through October 7, 2017.
Lacey will also be one of the artists participating in a closing artists talk for the exhibition on Saturday, October 7 at 2 p.m.