A solo show visually demonstrating the diverse talents of artist Heidi Lanino will open the 2020 exhibit schedule in the Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer. Figurative Landscape ~ paintings, drawings, sculptures by Heidi Lanino will be on display through March 6. A reception celebrating her art is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. on January 25, during Last Saturdays, a Newburgh art initiative. During the event, pianist Bev Poyerd will play jazz, classical, and show music.
Lanino’s works utilize a broad range of mediums and materials. She paints large and small in oils on canvas, uses charcoal vine on large white drawing paper, and works in clay, wood, metal, and paper for sculptures.
“I generally make a piece to express an emotion, state of mind, a feeling, or moment past infusing expressive line and shape with the figure to convey a story, a piece with a beginning, a middle, and an end. I try to capture moments of life.” Her artworks express a deep interest in kinesthetic form and her firm connection within the realm of art and cultural history.
Works to be included come from her masters collection, an interesting group of paintings that abstractly interprets through color and brush strokes, major works “leaning towards Romantic Symbolism” by Pierre Auguste Cot and Eugene Delacroix, and inspired by Leonardo DaVinci. In addition, Figurative Abstraction is the style of the drawings and oil paintings, as well as the Folded Females sculptures. To counterbalance the emotion and passion referenced in the large wall paintings, drawings, and paper sculptures, plus small wire, metal, and clay sculptures, tall columns of wood –Totems— from horse chewed/cribbed fence posts stand as sentinels.
Heidi Lanino [Bilezikian] holds a BFA with honors from Pratt Institute. As a working artist who paints, draws, and sculpts, she has had great success. Her works can be found in many private and corporate collections and in numerous group and solo exhibitions in the Hudson Valley and the New York metropolitan area.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are as follows:
January 10 -17, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Then, January 21 – March 6, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 or email@example.com.
Information is available through the website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.
Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer are situated on the eastern section of Kaplan Hall which is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange and where the free and secure parking garage is entered at 73 First St.