FIG - First Independent Gallery
Bergamot Station D2
Lorraine Lubner "New Paintings"
January 3 - January 27
While known as an abstract painter, Lorraine Lubner has deep roots in landscape painting. Like most abstract painters, Lubner investigates formal painterly issues and in recent years she has explored the powerful impact of horizontal bands on our visual perception. The artist has centered her attention on the dynamic interaction of these bands which read as animated waves of light and color. At first glance these works might appear to some as compositions of simple stripes. However, the paintings quickly unveil themselves to be complex layerings of color where paint and brushstrokes work together to create flowing abstractions. These works pulsate and shimmer, a visual movement suggestive of ocean waves, or fields of grass swaying in the breeze, or the undulating striations of geological formations. These are landscape paintings as the painter’s eye sees, stripped to the essentials, pure and transcendent.
The artist writes of her recent work: “I am fundamentally a landscape painter having always been stimulated and curious about the shapes and colors of the outside world. In abstracting the colors of nature to the simplest form of lines one against the other I am fascinated how the placement of one color next to another changes each time the colors are shifted, expanded, darkened or intensified. It becomes an enhancement for me to then look outside and renew my experience, ever changing, ever moving.”
Lorraine Lubner is a graduate of U.C.L.A. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally since the early 1960’s.