Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Encore Reception and Meet the Artist – Marcia Coppel and Lisa Tureson: Saturday, April 27, 3 – 5pm.
Touchstone Gallery Member Show
Apart?? Together?? by Marcia Coppel
Touchstone Gallery is excited to present painter Marcia Coppel’s newest exhibition Apart?? Together?? Coppel’s fresh paintings are based on her loose, whimsical drawings done spontaneously – “on the spot.” She eschews anatomical reality for whimsical bodily depictions emphasized by rich colors, venturing into caricature. Coppel is concerned with issues and themes of communication, isolation, laughter, hope and healing.
Colorful people in cafes or at the beach gaze at each other and talk intently. Others stare into space in their own worlds and seem to be floating or sitting without chairs. Some people are painted in duplicate or triplicate but in different colors. Some are sitting in a group without interaction. A cloud in the sky has a head resting on it. Faces appear on beach umbrellas. Faces resembling tattoos also appear on people. The effect is joyous.
/glim(p)se by Lisa Tureson
/glim(p)se, by Lisa Tureson is an exhibition of evocative imagery created using multimedia materials. Expressive, abstract paintings are remindful of the glorious color palette of the natural environment. The transcendent and illusive imagery are both eye catching and calming. The artist uses a mix of powerful and subdued colors with a wide variety of textural components adding complexity to the surfaces. The show helps to kick off the spring season with its explosion of seasonal hues.
Lisa is an award winning, American painter whose diverse body of work was recently part of a six-month exhibition at the Hillwood Museum in Washington, DC in 2018. Her work is collected and privately owned as well as exhibited through galleries, showrooms, design stores and corporate collections around the world. Her work is “Best known by the Washington, DC Metro community of Design for her diversity as an artist, creator and problem solver, Lisa has touched a worldwide audience through public exhibitions, a large, published body of commercial work, charitable projects and private commissions. Her studio is a whirlwind of media in motion. Set up for acrylic painting, oil painting, encaustic, plaster, gilding, printmaking, mirror, framing and more, it is evidence of a passion for discovery.” – Home & Design Magazine, 2017
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