I just returned to my cute Adirondack motel room after an 11 hour day of cutting and placing linoleum block prints into an installation, I titled the show “My Own Private Wilderness”. I have 2.5 more days to complete it and I am a bit nervous. Day one is always slow but today seemed extra slow. It is the first time I am building water. I was at a loss on how the land meets the water, but thankfully Lake George is right outside the window, the beautiful mountains in the background giving me a direct reference.
The photos are from my cell phone so not ideal but I will have excellent photos with my good camera soon. The title of my show refers to my wilderness fantasy. Living in NYC I often feel removed from nature, and I am a person who loves backpacking, loves hiking in the mountains. My ideal would be living in the mountains full-time. But until then I create my own fantasy.
The exhibition opens on Saturday, November 14 at 4pm. The gallery is Lake George Arts Project Courthouse Gallery, Old County Courthouse 1 Amherst Street, Lake George, New York 12845. Here is a link to the specifics of my show.
This is a video of me printing about 4000 leaves for a show I just had in New York at Wave Hill.
After three months of printing leaves, and mountains and bears, and assorted other plants, I cut them all apart. I love to see how several months of printing will accumulate enough to transform a large gallery space.
This is what the final exhibition looked like:
Hilary Lorenz, Wave Hill, Oct-Dec 2014
Hilary Lorenz, Nomadic Geography, Wave Hill, Oct-Dec 2014
Hilary Lorenz Exhibition at Wave Hill
For Lake George I will do a combination of a wilderness installation and several small printed pieces. But as you can see, it is a lot of printing which I love to do. For the next several months in between my smaller sized print a day project, I will post periodically to show you how this exhibition is unfolding. I am pretty excited about it.
Finally if you read this far, I put a few t-shirts on Etsy, you can use yesterdays 20% off code for those as well.
What a fantastic three months. Here are three parting photography of my Wave Hill exhibition. The wall of leaves got packed down to one plastic tub, the bears, coyote, and lean-to rolled up, and the plants piled up. The result; a clean and clear gallery for the upcoming artist in residence. Check out the opportunities folks!
The work from the Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs is down, with some of the pieces still available through Saatchi Art Gallery On-line. You can check that out.
A dedicated studio space, within a larger shared space, for five months;
Access to resources like Materials for the Arts and LMCC Staff assistance;
Audience development opportunities through Open Studios;
Publicity through LMCC’s website as well as its digital communication channels.
In 2016 I will also be jurying the members exhibition for the Printmaking Center of NJ. So I am looking pretty good for 2015 and 2016. I still have a few grant applications out there and I am always looking for new opportunities, but on this day, Winter Solstice 2014, things are looking really bright.
Hilary Lorenz with Homer at Santanoni Preserve, Newcomb, NY.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Adirondacks! I spent a delightful day with Nancy, my favorite hiking buddy. What better to do when the temperature drops to 19 degrees than snowshoe the 10 miles of gentle trails in the Santanoni Preserve, In addition to our snowshoe day, I have done more running and walking in the past week than I did all month! I am building up some great inspiration to begin the artwork for my exhibition at the Lake George Arts Project, Courthouse Gallery next November 2015. You know what that means? Many trips to this magically beautiful landscape.