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October 2011

Eno Gallery in Hillsborough, NC, Features Works by Lisa Creed and Michael Brown

Eno Gallery in Hillsborough, NC, is presenting several exhibits including, Crossing Paths, featuring a solo exhibition of new paintings by Lisa Creed, on view through Oct. 23, 2011 and Carolina Landscapes, featuring works by Michael Brown, on view from Oct. 28 through Nov. 28, 2011. A reception will be held for Michael Brown on Oct. 28, from 6-9pm.

The solo exhibition will feature new work created in the past two years. Creed states: “In these paintings I am returning to my roots… abstraction. I work in layers of paint and etch back and forth through previous layers to expose earlier marks and colors. Graphite allows me to draw and make notes about what is going on around me.”

Creed’s most recent work displays an originality and depth that reveal an artist that continues to explore but has found a maturity in her lyrical abstract paintings.

Like a solid Jazz riff, Creed’s canvases swing with shape, color and texture. As she puts it “Jazz, in particular 1950’s and 1960’s jazz, deeply influences my work.”

Creed’s work is included in numerous personal and prestigious corporate collections. In 2009, the directors of both The North Carolina Museum of Art and Duke University’s Nasher Museum selected Creed’s work for juried shows.

Carol Heft, Adjunct Professor of Art at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, had this to say about Creed’s work, “...there is a whimsical quality, and a tactile sensibility that links Creed with Klee, Cy Twombly, Antonio Tapies, and even Miro”.

Michael Brown’s inspiration comes directly from nature, he deftly captures the essence of the North Carolina landscape with his signature loose brush technique that lend his paintings a sense of spontaneity. His seemingly loose brushwork reveals a carefully constructed composition that invites the viewer to share the contemplative experience.

Brown’s new work successfully expresses his perceptions of nature, rather than creating exacting representations. Brown states “It’s no surprise that painters still turn to the natural world to explore their visual understanding and express their artistry. There is no richer interplay of shape and color than that found in nature.”

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