Abstractions, a collection of selected drawings and paintings, by Lacey Stinson, will be on exhibit at Gallery 203 in Ruston, Louisiana from September 9- October 28, 2016.
Though touted as abstractions, these drawings and paintings--closely related to his Small Worlds body of work--read as dream-like realities that are theoretically possible within the context of the artist's natural laws pertaining to paint and its form, line, shade, and rhythm.
Instead of approaching a subject such as a tree or a human form from just one point of view, each subject is approached from a few different perspectives. Building layer upon layer, a consistently handled overall character emerges, while clarity of subject fades. The pieces skillfully transition from the use of delicate, playful lines that define the faint, high swaying branches in tall pines, to aggressively manipulated ink and charcoal that builds formidable, yet reductive relationships between the primary characters in a work with the less obvious network of supporting marks and rubbings. Those parts that first catch one's eye are made important by the chorus of elegantly dancing secondary marks that grow like underbrush in and around the highlighted elements.
Opening reception will be held on Sept. 9, from 6-9pm at Gallery 203, 203 West Alabama Ave Ste. 2, Ruston, La. Also, on display will be Victoria and Mashall Smith's featured art wall in the front of The Frame of Mind. Inside Studio 203 we will host several artisans including, Doreen Kordal, Bonnie Ferguson, Lora Lee and Pint Sized Printers. From 7-8 PM Carlos Tenorio will be playing live guitar. This event is free and open to the public.