Crystal Liu, Nancy Lorenz, and Paul Villinski and Lehman College Art Gallery
Bedzzled: Art That is Bewitching, Bejeweled
September 20, 2016 - January 14, 2017
From the exhibition press release: "'Bedazzled' implies amazement, to be overwhelmed to the point of confusion; going beyond our senses and reason. This lush exhibition of 43 artists includes work that seduces with glitz and glamour, and allures with a sense of magic and mystery. The exhibition presents a broad range of media—painting, installation, sculpture, printmaking, and digital media—that entice the viewer, while blurring the boundaries between the aesthetic experience and enchantment... The exhibition highlights optics, ornament, surfaces, light, mirroring, pattern, repetition, abstraction, and geometry."
The artists represented in the exhibition are themselves a bedazzling array of famous names, mid-career artists and freshly emerging local talents, whose colorful and provocative works play with and illuminate each other. The artists in the exhibition are: El Anatsui, Radcliffe Bailey, Nancy Blum, Paul Corio, Katherine Daniels, Evie Falci, Vibha Galhotra, Ori Gersht, Damien Hirst, Jessica Johnson, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, James Lecce, Chris Leidy, Crystal Liu, Nancy Lorenz, Liza Lou, Susie MacMurray, Armando Marino, Sasha Meret, Betriz Milhazes, Marilyn Minter, Melissa “MRS” Castignoli, Paula Nadelstern, Eva Obodo, Caitlin Peluffo, Rubem Robierb, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, James Rosenquist, Michelle Sakhai, Nancy Saleme, Holly Sears, David Shaw, Devan Shimoyama, Rachel Stern, Megan Suttles, Barbara Takenaga, Mickalene Thomas, Federico Uribe, Paul Villinski, Stephen Westfall, Saya Woolfalk, and Robert Zakanitch.
Curated by Bartholomew F. Bland. Opening reception Wednesday, October 5, 2016, from 6:00 - 8:00pm.
Nancy Lorenz at the Akron Art Museum
Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting
January 24, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Beauty Reigns features the work of 13 emerging and mid-career abstract painters, working in studios across the United States. The exhibition celebrates the exoticism, exuberance and optimism found in the artists’ work. Among the characteristics these artists share are high-key color, layered surface imagery, use of overall and repeated patterns, stylized motifs and a tension between melancholy and the sublime.
Beauty Reigns, which is organized by Rene Paul Barilleaux for the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, features works by artists both national and international perspectives. With the exception of Beatriz Milhazes, who lives in Brazil, the artists—who span two generations—work in communities across the United States. They span two generations and several include elements of visual vocabularies they were introduced to in other countries in their distinctive canvases.
Nancy Lorenz at the McNay Art Museum
11 June, 2014
June 11 - August 17, 2014
"Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting", organized by René Paul Barilleaux, the McNay Art Museum's Chief Curator/Curator of Art after 1945, assembles the work of thirteen emerging and mid-career abstract painters whose art is characterized in whole or part by high-key color, obsessive layering of surface imagery, use of overall and repeated patterns, stylized motifs, fragments of representation, and a tension between melancholy and the sublime. . ."
Nancy Lorenz in Garden Party at the Nassau County Museum of Art
March 8 - July 6, 2014
The first garden was Eden - a setting of flowers and plants for the creation of our world and mankind. Ever since, we have cultivated gardens simply for their beauty or for the sustenance they provide as food. Flowers have served as inspiration for painters and poets from time immemorial. From the mundane to the exquisite, flowers enhance every facet of our lives. Their physical expression may be found in gardens and outdoor parties of every kind, from the humblest to the most elegant 18th-century fête champêtre.
Garden Party is on view from March 8, 2014 to July 6, 2014. The exhibition is organized by guest curators Franklin Hill Perrell, the museum’s former senior curator, and JoAnne Olian, curator emeritus at the Museum of the City of New York. Garden Party explores the imagery of outdoor entertainments and garden parties through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts and designs.