Thursday, June 22, 2006


International Visions Gallery
cordially invites you to:

Lila Snow

"Mainly Maine"
paintings by
Richard Myrick

Saturday, June 24, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
2629 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008

Lila Snow continues her exploration of cultural icons with mixed media construction paintings. She is known for her rich use of color and unusual materials, she has made wall sculptures from paper board supported by wood, covered in hand made Japanese papers and layered with paint - acrylics, oils and powdered pigments. An overlay of calligraphic symbols including Chinese characters, petroglyphs and Hebrew letters adds to the textural variety and thematic complexity of the sculptures. Sometimes tar paper and other materials are used as the artist explores different possibilities. Snow sometimes uses computer parts to evoke the wisdom of the written word over time. Snow has exhibited her works in Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Paris, Bologna and Japan. She is best known for her wit and her interesting combinations of colors and materials.

Richard Myrick paints landscapes during his winters in Washington based on imagery he records during his summers spent in Deer Island, Maine. Using photographs as a departure point, Myrick “tries to develop the paintings on two levels. On one level there are lines, shapes and colors which make an interesting two dimensional design. On the other is a pictorial presentation of the landscape.” The result seen in this exhibit is a series of images which are painterly compositions in light and color, with a sense of place and season, but also a feeling of timelessness. Myrick is originally from Santa Barbara, California. He studied architecture at Princeton University and received a doctorate in Social Psychology at Claremont Graduate School in Social Psychology. He taught in universities for four years then devoted himself exclusively to research in the social sciences. About twenty years ago he retired from research and has since devoted himself to painting.

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