Laura Von Rosk, the director of the Lake George Arts Project's Courthouse Gallery, confesses that she was nervous about pairing the two artists whose work is now on view at the gallery through June 10.
On the surface, their work is radically different, and Von Rosk
feared the artists would clash rather than complement one another.
At the opening of the exhibition on May 7, however, Von Rosk
was relieved, and with good reason.
Boden's painterly hand, and Denyer's intricate graphite marks lure us in; revealing more than meets the eye, with a great deal of complexity beneath the surface," said Von Rosk
"The distorted figures, the claustrophobic space, and color of bruised flesh, are a bold, unflinching examination of victims caught in a nightmare," says Von Rosk
Invitation to Voyage: The Paintings of Laura Von Rosk
began painting landscapes while still living and working in New York.
"After a trip to Maine, my senses were reawakened; I just wanted to get out of the city, to become engaged with nature," she
"My first landscapes were painted from the memory of that trip."
Those first landscapes were denser, more detailed, with more textured surfaces than recent work, she
People frequently "read" Von Rosk's
paintings, as though she
is trying to tell them a story.
"I have no interest in determing what people's response to the work should be," Von Rosk
"But light, color, shape, can't help but to evoke feelings.
The paintings' deep space draws you in; there's something familiar about the landscape.
You're at the edge of being allowed in. No; I'm inviting you in."
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