ANGELA LACY: SHADOW PLAY
Solo exhibition of poured watercolor paintings
JUNE 14 – JULY 14, 2018 | TERRACE GALLERY
COMMUNITY ART DAY: WATERCOLOR | SATURDAY, JUNE 16 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | FREE
Drop in for artist demonstrations, hands-on activities, and interactive tours of the exhibition
MEET THE ARTIST RECEPTION | SUNDAY, JUNE 24 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | FREE
Enjoy a reception for Angela Lacy with Artist Remarks delivered at 2:30 pm
Using a restricted palette of primary colors, Angela Lacy pours layers of transparent watercolor to slowly build variations in hue and value as she develops compositions focused on the play of shadows on architecture in street scenes encountered in her travels. The luminous graphic quality of her paintings is the direct result of a laborious indirect painting process. While the artist does improvise when pouring, to allow the colors to mingle and blend on the paper, the various stages of masking and drying require an enormous amount of planning and patience to achieve a full range of tones in her high-contrast paintings.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Originally from Japan, Angela Lacy moved to the U.S. after completing her studies at Keisen University in Tokyo. Following a career with the Federal Government, she retired in 2008 and began to focus on painting full time. Lacy has received numerous awards and her paintings have been shown throughout the Washington, DC region, to include exhibits at Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD; Gallery 75 and The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA; Glenview Mansion and Gallery 209 in Rockville, MD; Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg, MD; and the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, MD. Lacy maintains her studio practice in Rockville, MD. www.angelalacyart.com
The solo exhibition “Angela Lacy: Shadow Play” is on view in the Terrace Gallery on the upper level.
Images (above, left to right): Angela Lacy, "Looking Down from Calgary Tower" watercolor, "Shadow Play at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum" watercolor, and "Unexpected Pleasure" watercolor.