Allina Gallery

In Search of Ground:
Defying Conventional Form Through Gravitational Pull

Paintings by Lisa Guthrie

Jan 5 – March 31, 2018


Artist Statement:

Over the years, nature and I have danced a slow dance together. Whether I was on an island in Western Washington, mountains of Eastern Washington, or the prairies and rivers of Minnesota, we held each other in a splendidly close embrace. Then, at other times, surrounded by concrete and asphalt, we slowly spun apart.

I realized just how important it is for me to connect with nature. While working on this series, I spent time again in the natural world: hiking along the Eastern Coast of Baja Sure, Mexico, exploring the caves and tide pools of Puget Sound, and embracing the rich and lustrous volumes of lilacs in Northfield. Once again, I was dancing. 

My desire was to see these places and formations in a new way. How would the incessant seduction of gravity effect the colors and textures of rocks, flowers and sea? I worked with acrylic paints and lots of water, misting the pigments and letting gravity draw, creating the flow.

–  Lisa Guthrie


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