Monday, October 12, 2015

Save the Date: Friday the 13th of November: Passing Through at Causey Contemporary

Passing Through ,12 x 12 oil 2015
For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Tracy Causey-Jeffery

Passing Through, Exhibition Focuses on Metaphorical Passage Between Human Vibrancy and Entropy; Opens November 13th at Causey Contemporary

First Solo exhibition by Lisa Pressman at Gallery in Manhattan, NY, September 2015  
Close to the Heart , 12 x 12,  oil  2015 

Lisa Pressman believes her paintings embody a visual synthesis of stored memory - a metaphorical representation of the passage between human vibrancy and entropy. Causey Contemporary located at 29 Orchard St. in Manhattans lower east side will present a exhibition entitled Passing Through featuring Ms. Pressmans oil and encaustic paintings to the public from November 12 - December 13, 2015.   The exhibition will mark Lisas first solo exhibition with the gallery.  

The public is invited to join Ms. Pressman and gallery director, Tracy Causey-Jeffery at an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 13th from 6 - 8 p.m. - an appropriate choice of date for an exhibition that in Ms. Pressmans words sees to realize a direction connection between travel, observing the transience of images and time and the passing of my 99 year old mom.  The last week of her life she kept saying there is the train, there is the bus,.a riverboat. The imagery abstracted, modes of transport frozen in time and space.
Passing Through 1 12 x 12 oil, 2015 

Lisa Pressman, an American abstract painter, was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1958. She earned her BA in Art from Douglass College, Rutgers University and her MFA from Bard College. Her work focuses on a visual synthesis of stored and personal memory.Lisas paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the USA and internationally including The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR, Susan Eley Fine Arts, NY, NY, Causey Contemporary, NY,NY, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ, Pallazo Dell'Annunziata, Matera, Italy, The Cape Cod Museum of Art, MA, Western Carolina State University Museum, NC,  and R&F Gallery, Kingston, NY.
Lisa is a core instructor for R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston, NY and a workshop instructor for Gamblin Artists Colors. She is an annual presenter and instructor at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA and teaches workshops in  both encaustic and oil and cold wax mediums throughout the U.S.

Lisa currently lives and works in West Orange, New Jersey.

The Red Tableau, 38 x 48 oil 2015
A Foretold Joy 38 x 48 oil 2015