- Sept. 16 - Nov. 6, 2020, 8:00 am
Lisa Goesling microscopically examines nature and abstracts for their aesthetic value. She creates hyper-detailed renderings of her observations on an nontraditional support, rather than the expected canvas or paper, she uses black scratchboards that are composed of Kaolin Clay covered with India ink. Exquisitely meticulous visions unfold through her painstaking technique. Using an X-ACTO knife, she etches her design on the black surface in through which the image bursts forth from the white clay. In some instances, colored inks will be added to give luster and depth to her ecological visions.
The passion for making art came early for Ms. Goesling. She began taking art classes at the School of the Art Institute Chicago at the age of twelve. Before devoting herself full-time as an artist, she ran her own graphic design firm. Over the past decade she has won prestigious awards and fellowships, and her work has been requested for countless exhibitions throughout the country.
Ms. Goesling assiduously presents botanic elements in her art; a leaf replete of intricate patterns, tree bark of variegated textures, and cabbage formed of black and white ripples. Nature is the catalyst for her art, paying tribute to our living ecology, capturing fleeting forms for eternity. In some instances, she adapts nature’s lines into abstract images that pay homage to their botanic core.
Guggenheim Curator, Ylinka Barotto, selected Across The Board 2 for the BWAC 2019 WIDE OPEN 10 Exhibition, Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator, of Metropolitan Museum of Art presented Lisa with the 2017 BLACK & WHITE Special Recognition Award for her piece, Uprooted 2, (BWAC). She completed solo exhibitions at the Union League Club of Chicago and Northwestern University’s Dittmar Gallery and was recently accepted into the 2018 Rockford Biennial and the 2018 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial. Ms. Goesling was awarded an Artist Residency at The Studios of Key West in March/April 2017 and completed a two year Artist Residency at the Merchandise Mart of Chicago. Dominic Iacono, Director of Syracuse University Galleries awarded her Best of Show in the Less is More-Small works Show at the Mitchell Gallery in Annapolis, MD. New York Art Critic, Jill Conner awarded both the Award of Excellence and Critic’s Choice Award in the 2013 Manhattan Arts International Competition. Her artwork, Inside of an Iris is on the front cover of New York Times Bestseller, Colum McCann’s novel, TransAtlantic, (European Release), winner of the 2015 D&AD Award of Excellence, London, England. Detail of a Grape Leaf appears on a variety of labels for Encendido Wine, Argentina. The manufacturers of Scratchboard, Ampersand Art Supply, awarded her the 2013 Ampersand Art Material Award and purchased her art for their permanent collection. Ms. Goesling was featured on Sergio Gomez’ Art NXT Level Projects April 2016 Podcast and is one of their top five most downloaded podcasts. Lisa was also a featured artist in ACS Magazine.
Ms. Goesling’s art is in public and private collections worldwide. She is a member of The Arts Club of Chicago and represented by Vivid Art Gallery, Winnetka, Water Street Studios, Batavia and SAATCHI Art online.
Black Scratchbords® by Ampersand Art Supply helped me to turn a negative into a positive during my 2006 cancer diagnosis. Getting lost in the details while etching into boards made of clay and ink; I was transported into a world where lines morphed into shapes, patterns and textures converging into sophisticated works of art. I still visit that magical space while creating new and exciting ways of describing beauty.
My Environmental Movement series is heavily influenced by Eco-Psychology, the study of emotional connections between humans and the natural world. My art produces the same sensations of wonder, harmony and timelessness that we experience while connecting with nature.
Spontaneous Combustion creates the illusion of 3 dimensions by layering line over line. Relying heavily on my discoveries of the natural world, I intertwine abstract shapes with elements from nature creating exciting designs that wind their way across the page.
Since I don’t sketch first, I am constantly surprised as my art unfolds. I hope that you experience that same feeling while viewing my art.
© Lisa Goesling
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Deanna Krueger has exhibited in Museum of Santa Severa – Italy, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, Berliner Liste, Aqua Art Miami, Rockford Art Museum, Lighthouse Center for the Arts in Tequesta FL, Gallery UNO Projektraum in Neukölln – Berlin, and numerous other venues. Her work resides in corporate, private, university, and museum collections in several states and in Australia, the Cayman Islands, and Europe. She received her BFA Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in 2002, MFA from Eastern Michigan University in 2004, and studied abroad in Italy in spring 2003. She has received several awards, professional development grants, and has completed residencies at The Studios of Key West, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, WY, Ragdale in Lake Forest, IL, Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, MA. Krueger lives in Chicago where she also teaches art and design courses at Northeastern Illinois University.
I work abstractly at the juncture where sculpture and painting intersect. The resulting pieces are hybrids. The process for my Shards series begins with recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray and MRI film) layered with acrylic monotype prints. The film is then torn apart, and the shards are reconnected into new configurations using thousands of staples. The visual aesthetic is at once high-tech and primordial. As our information storage evolves, the materials are becoming artifacts of an earlier age. Medical images and paper documents are increasingly being recorded solely in the digital realm.
Striving for the elusive and the intangible, my work explores the boundaries between reality and that which is not yet known. It evokes a multitude of associations: aquatic life forms, otherworldly geological formations, surreal vegetation, scientific images of the minuscule, visions of the cosmos. I am interested in humanity’s collective search for meaning in the absurdity that is this life, and in the pleasure to be found in the various manifestations of that search.
© Deanna Krueger
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