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Monday, May 23, 2011


The newest Steenbock Gallery exhibit opens this week! "The Pattern that Connects" features photographs by Lisa Frank.

“My artwork is influenced by my professional background as a textile designer,” says Frank.  “The activity of taking pictures almost daily in the woods makes for a visual diary – it illuminates my relationship with the natural world, and documents changing evidence of the ordinary and the astonishing.  Season after season I rely on nature’s comforting repetition – the familiarity and security that comes from knowing – seeing! – that soon after the appearance of the jack-in-the-pulpit comes the anticipated morel and the resulting mushroom risotto.  This creates the true ‘pattern’ of my work: the inter-relationships between all of nature’s corresponding parts, where one thing begets another, one day becomes a year and then two... This personal, arbitrary, asymmetrical time chart is deeply resonant for me and key to my understanding of what it means to be alive and of this world.  My patterns are constructed using Photoshop from these daily snapshots, and from scanographs composed in my studio.”

To view the artist’s work, visit www.lisafrankphotography.com
Join us on Friday, May 27, for an opening reception from 6-9PM.

This exhibition will run until from May 23 until July 1.