Lisa Wright: In The Eyes of Each to open at FACTION Art Projects

 

 

Lisa Wright, Silken, oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm, 2017-18. Image courtesy FACTION Art Projects

On the heals of the exhibition, Visual Language, FACTION Art Projects presents a solo show of paintings by the award-winning British artist Lisa Wright in November.

The Eyes of Each is a new series of oil paintings referred to by the artist as her ‘inner landscape.’ ┬áThe beautifully detailed figurative works embody natural landscapes ~ her inner worlds ~ that encompass fauna, trees, birds, insects and sky, drawing attention back to nature and reminding the viewer of a responsibility to protect Earth’s ecosystem.

Lisa Wright, Song of Starlings, oil on linen, 180 x 120cm, 2017-2018. Image courtesy FACTION Art Projects

Each of Wright’s distinctive subjects embodies a unique landscape that collectively represent growth and the protection of Earth for future generations. The subject in Luminous contains skeletal insects that have emerged from various stages of metamorphosis, a visual metaphor for human development from child to adult.

Silken (featured image), embellished with blue flora reminiscent of the traditional blue and white decoration of Chinese porcelain, delicate and fragile, while Song of Starlings figure contains trees and yet birds are absent. The title suggests an imagined bird song.

Lisa Wright, Luminous, 60 x 50cm, oil on canvas, 2017-18. Image courtesy FACTION Art Projects

The figures of varying scale stand along and out of context, they are transient and timeless. The careful balance of both figurative and abstract elements, along with a heightened and often sensual use of color, emphasize the vibrant and contemporary nature of the work.

Wright says of her new work “In The Eyes of Each is inspired from fragments of poetry and text which relate to the themes in this new series of work. This work acknowledges everyone’s unique perspectives and how we see each other.”

Lisa Wright, Words Won’t Fail Her, oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm, 2017-18. Image courtesy FACTION Art Projects

In The Eyes of Each, a solo exhibition by Lisa Wright will be on view from November 2 to November 25, 2018, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 1 , 6:30-8:30pm. FACTION Art Projects is located at 2602 Frederick Douglass Blvd, at 139th Street in the Strivers Row district of Harlem.

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