Thursday, September 06, 2007

Ice Stories: Digital Prints by Lisa Sheirer at Hillyer Art Space

There are lots of art openings for the season openers beginning September 7 in Washington, DC and environs. I'll list some of them daily.

September 7, 2007 - October 25, 2007

Opening Reception: September 7, 6 - 8pm

To create her Ice Stories, artist Lisa Sheirer takes photographs of naturallandscapes through icecoatedwindows, then manipulates them to create abstracted compositions, which are printed with archival ink onto watercolor paper. Minimalist in shape, but complex in their detail, Sheirer sculpts the images digitally in order to accentuate the symmetry and repetition found in the pattern of the ice crystals. Drawing inspiration from musicians, Sheirer compares her process to that of a composer; layering the rhythms of her imagery into distinctive arrangements. The Ice Stories radiate the natural color of the landscape, which appear illuminated from within. No longer resembling a traditional landscape, Sheirer’s abstract forms instead exude the inner energy of the landscape. Their meditative quality, reminiscent of photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto’s seascapes, conveys universal concepts about time, memory and dreams.

Opening reception sponsored by Mark & Orlando’s, 2020 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

International Arts & Artists
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC, 20008 USA

Hillyer Art Space is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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