Lauren Olitski: Painting From Nature

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, May 28 - June 28, 2015

By: - May 26, 2015


This Thursday, May 28 an opening reception for Lauren Olitski’s exhibit Painting From Nature from 5 - 8pm will be happening at Mitchell • GIddings Fine Arts at 183 Main Street, Brattleboro.Lauren Olitski: Painting From Nature will be the featured exhibit from May 28 to June 28 and Lauren will be giving an artist talk at the gallery on Sunday, June 14th at 5 pm.

Lauren Olitski is known for the vibrant and exciting surfaces and bold colors of her abstract acrylic paintings. In this body of work, her masterful infusion of organic elements (garnet, pumice, and molding paste) into the plastic, inorganic acrylic gels and paints gives her work a rare visceral authenticity.

“To fully absorb the riches of Olitski’s paintings, one must also step back and take in the entirety of each canvas. It is from this vantage point that the artist’s deft handling of form, rhythm, and energy come into view. . . . Olitski applies coarse- and medium-grained gels, paints of varying thickness, and collaged elements over a flat, stained ground. She splatters the surface, sometimes with enough force to create small craters in the material below - perfect, inverted paint bubbles. The end result is a shimmering, pulsing tour de force.”

- Danny Lichtenfeld, Director
Brattleboro Museum & Art Cente

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is a distinctive gallery located in Brattleboro, Vermont, in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley. MGFA specializes in contemporary fine arts and craft in a variety of media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. MGFA is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11-5 pm.

Interested in seeing more of Lauren Olitski's work? 

Follow this link to the Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts website.