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Reception to be held November 10th, 4-6 pm
From bold, monumental canvases to quiet, intimately scaled watercolors, Brooke Lanier demonstrates an extraordinary artistic range in her paintings of the American wetlands. She paints from direct observation en plein-air (
Even more adventurous are Lanier’s “interrupted landscapes.” Compiled from a series of disparate but related landscape fragments layered one over another in a collage-like structure, these experiments in composition emerge primary from the artist’s personal experiences — places she’s visited, landscapes of her childhood, and photographs she has collected. This personal dimension to Lanier’s landscapes is an important part of what makes her paintings resonate among a broad audience. Despite the specific sites they depict, Lanier’s paintings have nonetheless evoked viewers’ own various memories of the Carolina Lowcountry, the Midwestern Great Lakes, the Pacific Coast salt marshes, and even the Hungarian river’s edge.