I'm deeply envious of all of you in the New York area right now, because you can go to Lori Field's new exhibition and I'm going to miss it! Damn.
Lori is an absolutely amazing collage artist who lives and works in Montclair, New Jersey. Her new show is on display until April 26th at the Kinz, Tillou and Feigen Gallery at 529 W. 20th Street in Manhattan, running alongside an exhibition of drawings (the "Rappaccini's Daughter" series) by Megan Greene. "Both artists," the curators note, "share an affinity for incorporating imagined and enigmatic subject matter in their fantastical work.
"Lori Field's encaustic paintings with collaged drawings portray hallucinatory visions derived from her flirtation with demonic realms, personal fairy tales, and the human world. The chimerical creatures that populate Field's mixed media works are at once familiar and mysterious. They are the realization of modern day myths that draw on a primitive lore. Her fanciful visual and cultural vocabulary is embellished with elements such as thread, lace, and insect wings - a mélange that inspires discovery and wonderment."