Opening: Friday, April 15 from 7 to 10 pm
In this exhibition, Chicago-based artist Lisa Goesling presents two bodies of work in two different styles with two very different results. In both cases her goal is to inspire the audience to pay attention to details. To leave marveling at how she creates her art and gain new insight into what makes artists tick.
Lisa’s Interaction series is undeniably fun. It takes a few minutes to figure out that what looks like abstract forms are actually multiple layers of people interacting with each other. Just like how people’s body language can change your mood, her characters have the same power when you interact with them. Most of Interaction is created with permanent paint markers on 1/4” thick acrylic. Some are mounted away from the wall in shadow box frames so that the shadows from the people appear on the wall.
Her other series, Environment Movement, concentrates on nature. Eco-Psychology is the study of the relationship between human beings and the natural world through ecological and psychological principles. Lisa’s art seeks to expose the emotional connection between individuals and the natural world and remedy our alienation from nature. Paying close attention to nature sharpens our senses to the greater world.
About Lisa Goesling
Lisa was awarded an Artists Residency at the Studios of Key West for 2016. She was one of six artists awarded a two year Residency from 2010-2012 at the Merchandise Mart of Chicago. Her art appears on the cover of NY Times Bestseller, Colum McCann’s novel, TransAtlantic, which won the 2015 D&AD Award of Excellence in London, England. Domenic Iacono awarded Lisa Best of Show in the 2014 Less Is More Exhibition at the Mitchell Gallery in Annapolis, MD. She is featured on the Cable TV Show, Artist to Artist, is a multiple Award Winner through Manhattan Arts International, exhibits throughout the United States and has her art in private/public collections throughout the world.