Anderson exhibit kicks off 2016 at Robbin Gallery
The historic Robbin Gallery of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, will host a solo exhibit of painter Lisa Anderson’s recent works titled, "In-Between" from January 5 through the 30th, 2016. The title of the show was inspired by Anderson's passion for painting and the reality of a fine artist in the 21st century. She says, "I titled this show 'In-Between' because my time for painting is literally wedged between my day job which pays the bills, teaching, dog walks, volunteering and time with family and friends.”
Anderson, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture from Minnesota State University at Mankato, speaks with enthusiasm about her painting. “I am happiest when standing in my studio, brush in hand, about to start a new piece,” she said, “Those first few brush strokes are so exciting and full of hope.” Her painting style has been primarily influenced by mid-20th century abstract expressionists Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg and Helen Frankenthaler. “My primary medium is acrylic paint on canvas, accented with oil pastels and the occasional strip of masking tape or whatever else I find that has an interesting texture.” Anderson said, "I am infatuated with squares and rectangles reminiscent of windows and doors. Sunlight through a window is incredibly inspiring. I’m intrigued and indirectly guided in my work by shapes and shadows cast at different times of the day.”
She has exhibited at venues across the state including, Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault, Owatonna Art Center and most recently at Ames Center in Burnsville. She also teaches abstract painting at the Artistry in Bloomington and participates in student/teacher exhibits. Approximately 15 to 20 works will be on display.
The artist’s reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 8