Press Release February 18, 2015
The Chanteuse and a Loaded Gun Public invited; the event is free
new paintings by Margaret Lanzetta
February 28 – April 11, 2015
Opening reception February 28, 2015, 6:30 – 8 PM
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring the work of New York artist Margaret Lanzetta. This exhibition features a series of new large-scale oil and acrylic paintings executed in her signature style that includes the use of handmade screens and stencils. Lanzetta draws inspiration from Buddhism, nature, Islamic architecture and sixties pop culture. In these new paintings, the artist continues her exploration in repetition and juxtaposition of pattern and symbolism drawn from diverse cultural sources. The color-saturated canvases feel simultaneously deeply familiar and very contemporary.
Represented by the gallery since 2005, Lanzetta has been awarded two Fulbright Fellowships, the MTA Arts for Transit Commission for the New York subway, The British Academy in Rome Abbey Painting Award, a Ucross Residency and several MacDowell Fellowships. The artist’s work has been exhibited in widely in the U.S. as well as internationally in Japan, Sweden, Italy, India and Morocco. Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The British Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Harvard Art Museum, Yale university Art Gallery, New York University/Langone Medical Center, and several other corporate and private collections.
A full-color exhibition catalogue is available.
Please contact the gallery for images, information or to arrange a preview of the exhibition.