Engage Your Eye and Mind at New Art Exhibit

Published on: February 11, 2009

LSC-Kingwood's newest art exhibit showcases two artists whose work will engage your eye and your mind.

The show entitled, "Mindful Images" opened February 10 and features artists Laura Frare of New York and Houston artist MaryAnn Lucas.  The show will run through March 5.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment.

Kris Larson, LSC-Kingwood's art gallery director, describes their work, "Although each artist does work with line, color and composition in a highly intuitive and abstract manner, I find their approaches are dissimilar and fascinating.  Laura Frare draws from the inner world of the unconscious or preconscious mind, and creates dreamy landscapes filled with rhythmical shapes and doodles.  MaryAnn Lucas, however, explores an outer world and finds inspiration in a myriad of natural and man-made materials."

Frare will bring a group of framed photographic enlargements of her ongoing work, The Tiles Project.  Since 2002 she has made a series of six-inch square wood panels and developed a process of applying and removing materials.  She says, "The layers build to reveal a latent image, which initiates an association as I draw into it with color pencils."  Then each panel is dated and arranged in chronological order.  Also included in the exhibit will be four sketchbook drawings made during a recent trip to Italy and her published work, "White Ravens" which includes her philosophy and method and poetry.

Lucas says she's considers herself an experimental artist.  She has been studying and practicing art since the late 1960's and has recently had her work at the Woodlands Art League, Northwest Art League, Winterstreet Art Market and Pearl Fincher Art Museum in Spring, Texas.  She will present a nine piece mixed media/collage.

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