T.L. Solien "Sewn Drawings"

Luise Ross Gallery

poster for T.L. Solien "Sewn Drawings"

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This exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery presents a new series of paintings by T.L. Solien commemorating and celebrating—and perhaps, at times, deconstructing-- the westward expansion in the United States in the 19th century. Several of the paintings were suggested by old photographs Solien found in researching the period. Others are informed by an amalgam of artistic invention and interpretation of the institutional history--economic, social, religious, familial—and the impact of the natural environment on this extended chronological and vast territorial adventure. Underlying all, neither incidentally nor anachronistically, are the artist’s personal life experience and autobiography.

Viewers familiar with Solien’s work will readily recognize the role of Ahab’s widow as the fictional protagonist in this chronicle of the defining chapter of the American experience. All will marvel at the artist’s painterly exposition of the subplots in this national epic by his surreal but very human narrative images.

[Image: T.L. Solien "HDSTNVHCL" (2007) mixed media, collage on paper, 30 x 35.5 in.]



from November 07, 2009 to January 09, 2010


T.L. Solien

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