In Peripheral Visions, Adrianne Lobel presents dramatic and colorful paintings of seemingly banal subject matter, from eighteen-wheelers to model homes. She finds beauty in places and things that might usually go unnoticed. Lobel states, “The unbeautiful is as singular to life as anything commonly recognized as beautiful or meaningful. I try to transform these subjects into something that everyone can appreciate.”
Adrianne Lobel, raised in Brooklyn, is a painter, scenic designer, and producer for theater, opera, and dance. She studied at the Brooklyn Museum’s art school and later earned an MFA from the Yale Drama School. She has designed sets for many Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theater productions, including On The Town, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Nixon in China at the Metropolitan Opera. Lobel received an Obie Award for Scenic Design for her contributions to All Night Long and The Vampires, and a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for On the Town.
In Peripheral Visions, Marjorie Weiss presents her latest series Night Lives. This series of digitally produced panoramic prints are a continuation of her interest in memory, dimensional uncertainties, and the enigmatic juxtaposition of images and the relationships with their surroundings. Working digitally in Photoshop, Weiss approaches her work with a painter’s perspective using technology to combine the mystifying simplicity of the images with the dimensional ambiguity of the landscape.
Marjorie Weiss has spent the majority of her career in New York City and studied art at the State University at Buffalo, where her interest in memory and reminiscence began. Weiss’ has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections in the United States and abroad including Schwartz Art Collection at the Harvard Business School, St. John's University, Intuit, Inc. and Multi-Art International.