Bringing wilderness and dreams to a white room

Drawing, Prints

What a fantastic title of the  review on my exhibition from the Glen Falls Post-Star  reporter Amanda May Metzger.

You can click here to access it. Thank you Amanda!

The show closes this week!

 

My Own Wilderness Fantasy

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After 40 hours of pasting cut paper onto the wall, one year of carving linoleum, printing it and cutting it into pieces, all of which were preceded by 100’s of miles of  mountains hiking and trail running in northern New York, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Tasmania and Cameroon the exhibition it up at Lake George Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY. 

18_Hilary_Lorenz_Lake_George_Printmaking_InstallationEach cut paper installation I do, is build from previous hikes or trail runs from around the world. After running to the top of a particular mountain, I carve it. This keeps me fit, happy, traveling and constantly creating new work. On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, my exhibition opened to a great crowd. 
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Carving animals that are unique to the region, I spent several days with my dogs in the gallery preparing for the opening on November 14, 2015. I could not have asked for a better reception. Friends drove or took the Amtrak the 200 miles from NYC, others drove 1-2 hours  across the Adirondacks to get there. I was thrilled to see my number one hiking partner and good friend, ADK Nancy, pictured here with me, who made an almost 2 hour drive. We met in a lean-to on a backpack adventure.
Adirondack_Nancy_Hilary_Lorenz.jpgLisa, Amy and Sally all drove up from NYC, and while it is 200 miles, depending on the weather, it can take up to 6 hours to get there, real dedication.  Anyhow, they really made my night along with my family who sent flowers and all those who were at the reception including the press which is always exciting.29_Hilary_Lorenz_Lake_George_Printmaking_InstallationOne year ago I had the great opportunity to make work for Wave Hill Public Garden and Culture Center , so to follow it up one year later adding water,  boats, and new animals and mountains to the mix was a fantastic opportunity. Okay, this clown is Conrad, he is not an official animal in the exhibition.9_Hilary_Lorenz_Lake_George_Printmaking_InstallationI am back in Brooklyn teaching this week, but after next Monday’s class, I will pack up the dogs, and head to Sally’s cabin for Thanksgiving Week with plans to be at the Gallery Saturday November 28. so stop on by if you are in the neighborhood or say, 200 miles!

If you want to see more photos, they will be on FB at https://www.facebook.com/StoneTriggerPress/

Day Two Installation

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Thank goodness, last night while attempting to sleep, I could not shut my brain off after the big install day, the elves came in and fixed up the show. Frankly, I left yesterday having a lot of doubt, but when I came in this morning and the doubt went away.

The framed pieces are up, thanks to Lisa B. The lean-to, leaves, clouds and more water have been added. Here is a cell phone panoramic shot.

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We took a coffee break right behind the gallery so that the dogs could play on the Lake George beach. They were happy and so was I.
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Tomorrow there is a yoga class in the gallery. I was asked if it would be okay since I was still installing and I think it is great. I am going to take the class, as my body is screaming for exercise and some stretching after all this paper cutting and ladder climbing. Hopefully by 7pm Friday night I will be able to call the show complete.

Come on up to Lake George, Saturday, Nov 14th from  4-6 is the opening. 

Installation in Progress

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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.

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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. 

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Stay tuned more photos tomorrow.

Working on a Fall Exhibition

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I have an exhibition in November at the Lake George Arts Project Courthouse Gallery in Lake George, New York. I am starting work on the artwork this week, and I wanted to share with you my work process.

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, Wave Hill, Oct-Dec 2014

Hilary Lorenz, Nomadic Geography, Wave Hill, Oct-Dec 2014

Hilary Lorenz, Nomadic Geography, Wave Hill, Oct-Dec 2014

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Hilary Lorenz Exhibition at Wave Hill

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.

Winter Inspiration in the Adirondacks.

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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.