LISA LYSACK: BODIES OF WATER

JUNE 15TH - JULY 3RD

oPENING NIGHT fRIDAY, JUNE 15TH FROM 7pM - 9PM

WORD FROM THE ARTIST

 

"Swimming captivates me. In my latest body of work, I explore ideas of exposure and concealment using submerged figures and swimwear with paint, cold wax, gelatin monotypes and linoleum prints.

A body submerged in water is partially seen. This simplification of the human form is an engaging image to explore. The layers of paint echo the cloak of the lake. In this way, water provides a place of hiding.

A bathing suit similarly covers, but also reveals. Much like the scraping away of the painting process allows glimpses of what lies underneath and the transparent ink of the monotypes provide only a thin veil of protection.
There is much weight in the tale told by a single subject. So the figures and objects in these works are solitary. Like wearing a swimsuit, this brings both freedom and vulnerability.

I uncover the meaning of my art in the process of making. So it has been with this series. By applying and removing paint, pressing into and wiping away ink, themes of covering and display have been laid bare to me."