Marymount University’s Barry Gallery is pleased to present “Frictional Harmony,” a solo exhibition of Stephanie Lane’s paintings, drawings, and mixed media work. The public is invited to a free reception with the artist on Friday, September 6, 5:00 - 7:00 PM. The exhibit will be on view September 6 – October 12, 2019.
Lane often works in oil paint, charcoal, and graphite on paper or board. Both the paper and board are smooth and offer a calmness to the energy that exists in her application of the media. The work in this show mainly consists of new work, from 2018-2019, with at least one older piece from 2004. There is a three dimensional presence that her paintings are able to evoke and recently she has been exploring sculpture alongside a variety of other media.
The fluid and improvised strokes of paint, direct mark making, and layered texture give Stephanie Lane’s work a complexity that offers opportunities to delve into the work in a multitude of ways. The focus shifts between the metaphysical and the earthly realms and pathways between the two. In the process of creating the work, she taps into the non-physical and responds with gesture, then reflects and adjusts with precision and inquiry. Her work is an amalgamation of the tangible and intangible. Most of her paintings include a dense piling of oil paint that can seem almost chaotic, mysterious, and unattainable. Amidst this environment, gracious lines emerge and in certain pieces, the stability and flatness of the ground holds the space for her explorations to evolve. Lane creates a space that uncovers the honest, complex, multi-dimensional, and multi-faceted existential experience that is available to those who take the time and effort to experience it.
Lane lives and works in the Metro DC area. After a productive studio residency at the Arlington Arts Center, she is now an artist in residence at Aspire, All Points Studio Gallery in Arlington. Recent exhibitions include McLean Project for the Arts, Arlington Arts Center, and the Maryland Federation of Art. She studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design from 1999-2004 and holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Maryland.
The Barry Gallery, located in the Reinsch Library at Marymount, 2807 North Glebe Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. (The Reinsch Library and Barry Gallery entrance is at 26th
Street, just north of Yorktown Boulevard. Access for individuals with disabilities is available.)
For more information on the gallery, go to www.marymount.edu/barrygallery