New Exhibit at the Rogue Gallery
Abstract Perceptions: Paintings by Vince Carl and Susan Lehman
Exhibit date: August 11 – September 22, 2017, Reception Date: August 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Rogue River artist Vince Carl and Bandon artist Susan Lehman are lifelong artists. Carl earned a BFA from Miami University and continued studying with Mitch Kaufman-Katz and Pat Enos. Lehman studied fine art and textiles at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and graduated with Distinction. Their abstract paintings are evocative of varied experiences and places with richly textured surfaces created with techniques honed over a lifetime.
Vince Carl uses color, line, and texture to express his experiences, feelings, and memories in his large abstract painting. He paints by applying thin layer of acrylic paint that he sands and scratches into and then applies another layer of paint. He does this multiple times to develop layers that are rich in color and texture.
As an abstract artist, Susan Lehman appreciates the “impression of the light, the nuances of the mood, or the expression of the experience of the place rather than the recreation of the image of that place.” Her work includes handmade paper, layers of acrylic paint, acrylic molding paste, lace, and silk fabric. She works intuitively allowing the work to emerge through her process.
An exhibit reception will be held on Friday, August 18, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine and food provided by Harry and David will be served.
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.