Lisa Diane Wedgeworth is a fantastic and accomplished abstract painter whose paintings are profoundly moving and miraculously so. In her latest work, she limits her palette to black acrylic and oil paint, as an interpretation of her rich personal narratives. These meditative paintings hint of her gift of storytelling. He Studied Astronomy Without A Telescope Said His Daddy Was A Dogon He Didn’t Need That Expensive Shit, 2015, Acrylic and Gesso on Canvas, 72 x 72 in. is a title of one of her most recent works.
Lisa Wedgeworth’s narrative expression is gloriously expanded on in her video work. She is a cultivated and talented photographer and in these video works, her orchestration of dynamic anecdote and hypnotic visual cadence is a must see. You may have seen No Amount of Scrubbing Can Make Me Forget The Time I’ve Wasted on You (Shower Vignette), 2012-2013 along with one of her large scale paintings. They were recently featured at the California African American Museum in an exhibition called Hard Edged: Geometrical Abstractions and Beyond. It will be there until April 24th.
I am happy to share that Lisa has an exhibit opening tonight, May 21st at AWOL that features brand new video work. Lisa is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Georgia Fee Residency grant in Paris!
And then there is Project Space 2920. Lisa opens her space for a weekend in Hyde Park so generously giving her time and resources. PS 2920 is an artist-run (Lisa) curatorial project committed to exhibiting emerging artists and experimental works. Artists featured in the past have been Glen Wilson, Eagle Nebula, janet e. dandridge, Collin & Becky Stafford, Ofelia Marquez and von curtis.
The art of Glen Wilson above @ PS 2920
Ritual Portals at the Mezzanine with Eagle Nebula and janet e. dandrige @ PS 2920