Art Reception: Lauren Olitski

Opening reception on Oct. 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for Lauren Otlitski's "Figure 1993-2017," figure paintings at 118 Gallery, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Call 802-257-2757 for information

"Figure 1993-2017", the figure paintings of Lauren Olitski. Up through Oct 30 at 118 Gallery, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Gallery hours are Monday, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., and by appointment at or 802-257-2757

A show devoted to more than two decades of figure paintings by the artist. Olitski has shown extensively in New England and New York , as well as Toronto and South Florida. She is known for her vigorous and bold painting style. In this collection figures are rendered in large scale acrylic with mixed media on canvas. Many of her titles reference biblical characters, a suggestion that the forms convey a recognized humanity. Olitski brings a writer's sensibility to a muscular, modern vernacular. The paintings can be enjoyed for their narrative possibilities as well as their formal accompaniment in composition, gesture, and light.

Shown here, "For Jacob Leah Mourns Rachel" 1997


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