Lisa GrossmanJune 22 - September 8, 2002 Free Admission
Lisa Grossman paints “en plein air,” which in literal terms means painting on location. She works in a style, which she likes to note as “drawing energy from my surroundings and translating it in paint.” “The monoprints differ from the paintings in that I am creating these images from my imagination, what I’m thinking is, this beautiful quote from Rumi,” says Grossman.
“Let the beauty of what we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” – Rumi
Lisa Grossman is one of two artists that will be having a solo show in one of the galleries of the museum. Lisa, who is a resident of Lawrence Kansas, received her Associates Degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1988 and finished with her B.F.A. in painting at the University of Kansas. “I really didn’t get serious about landscapes until I moved to Kansas,” says Grossman. Grossman creates a new type of landscape, capturing the moody, deepening sensation of twilight within the Flint Hills of Kansas. Grossman manipulates the space of her paintings to create a greater sense of the dimensionality the sky creates with earth at this particular moment in time. Grossman paints everything “en plein air,” which in literal terms means painting on location. She works in a style, which she likes to note as “drawing energy from my surroundings and translating it in paint.”
Among the paintings that will be exhibited in Grossman’s solo show will be a series of monoprints that represent the same sensation as found within the paintings. “The only difference with the monoprints is that I am creating these images from my imagination,” says Grossman. The gripping correlation between the images painted on sight and the one’s Grossman creates in her own right gives us a good interpretation on what she views eternity to look like. Grossman’s work is represented by Dolphin Gallery of Kansas City, Missouri, the Strecker-Nelson Gallery of Manhattan, Kansas, and the Ruth Morpeth Gallery of Hopewell, New Jersey.