Saturday, April 1, 2006

Some of My Art News



Mind Portal - Image c Lynda Lehmann

MY CURRENT OR MOST RECENT SOLO SHOWS:
Summer, 2010 - Photographs on display at Urban Coffee in Greenlawn, NY, until the end of October, 2010.
February 1 - 28, 2009 - "Metrimorphic III" featured new abstract paintings combining biomorphic and geometric elements, at the Harborfields Library Gallery, Greenlawn, NY.

OTHER STUFF:
****One of my nature photographs was featured in Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope in July.
****One of my digital images has been featured on the cover of "Village Connection" magazine, and my bio and several other abstract digital images are featured inside.
****My photographs are currently (summer, 2010) on display and for sale at Urban Coffee in Greenlawn, NY, until the end of October, and in Fore St. Gallery in Portland, Maine.  
****I was one of the Showcase Winners for February, 2010 at the ArtSlant site, for "Untitled Gray," in the "abstract" category.
****My photography was shown in a local coffeehouse on Long Island for 12 months, this past year.
****"PERIPHERAL VISION" blog has been listed along with some very notable art-photo blogs on a list of the "100 Best Scholarly Art Blogs." See the link on my home page for details!
****A quote of mine from The Painter's Keys art-quotes archive has been used in a documentary about the Allegheny River system, called "Chasing the River," by Jay Kuntz. Read about the film here: http://kdka.com/kdcountry/KD.Country.chasing.2.1018942.html
****I have been invited to the Florence Biennial for the second time, but cannot get there again, this year.
****My paining "Damariscotta Dream" has been used for the cover of a poetry chapbook published by Dream Horse Press.
****My image "Enchanted Forest" was used by the Sierra Club in their online feature "Daily Ray of Hope."
****The Yellow Door" has been published in Long Island's "Canvas Magazine."
.****My work has been featured at the Imagekind, Absolute Arts, Red Bubble, ArtsCad and ArtWanted sites, as well as on Creativity Portal (for my blog, "Peripheral Vision")
****"PERIPHERAL VISION," a solo show of my abstract acrylic paintings, ran at the Alfred Van Loen Gallery on Long Island through February, 2008.
****Art critic Nicholas Forrest designated me in an article at Saatchi Gallery Magazine as among his "Top Ten" artists to be watched, out of more than 60,000 artists on Saatchi Gallery online.
****Gabriel Chapman published a short article about me at Talent Speaks.
****I had two digital works shown from October 20-November 14, 2007 at D*Arts 2007 Festival, Arthouse Veszprém, Hungary.
****I was invited by jury to the Florence Biennale last December, but did not attend because of the expense.
****Molly Childers interviewed me for her series about creative people on Creativity Portal. You can read it buy going to my "Articles" Page on this site.
****ART WORLD PROJECT will earn money for three children's charities. Seven panels will exhibit over 50,000 art works from around the world. "Flower Songs" will be part of AWP.
****Water Tapestry" was shown in "The Art of Digital Imagery," the Center for Fine Art Photography exhibit in Fort Collins, CO, last July.
****"Co-Existence" received an Award of Excellence at Medial 2 Art Biennial.
****Don Archer of MOCA has posted some of my images in a Guest Gallery. The Museum of Computer Art is one of the most respected computer art museums on the Web.
****You can read my thoughts on creative process, including "Art and Power," in articles at Creativity Portal.


Damariscotta Dream - Image c Lynda Lehmann


MORE ABOUT ME

I’m an Abstract Expressionist painter and photographer with a passion for color and the forms of nature. Even as a young child, I felt awed by the wonders of nature. As an adult, I realize that my love of beauty has inspired my life.

My paintings are energetic and active, reflecting the intricacy and changing flow of consciousness, as well as the impermanence of what we call “objective” reality. My work exhibits order within chaos, much as we experience layers of organization within the complexity and disorder of both civilization and the natural world. While my appreciation for the beauty of reality is expressed through the realism of a camera, my paintings are marked by passages of vibrant color, gesture, and rhythm.

When I paint, I prefer the ambiguity, freedom and musicality of abstraction. For me the act of painting is like a dance that connects me to the elemental and primordial forces underpinning our shifting and evolving everyday reality.

My photographs provide an intense joy and engagement for me, as well, and include nature scenes as well as close-ups of minerals, shells, and botanicals, and unique views of everyday objects.

I’ve shown my art in numerous juried and solo shows in the New York area. A complete list of group and solo shows is available on my "Shows" page. I'm a member of the Art League of Long Island, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Northport Artist's Coalition, and Bridgton Artist's Guild. I currently participate in independent study painting classes with Long Island painter Stan Brodsky.

I enjoy writing and have finished several short stories and four novels with feminist and earth stewardship themes. I’ve tabled the writing for now, in order to do art, but I hope to get back to it someday. I love our planet and hope that through art, we will reinforce our connection to nature and our resolve to protect our home.

Please visit my site at http://www.lyndalehmann.com/, to see more of my work! Links to my other sites and my articles at Creativity Portal are posted there, as well as here on "Peripheral Vision."

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