Feature Articles

June 2013

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by George McKim & Lisa Stroud

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, will present two new exhibits including: New Work, featuring works by George McKim, on view in the Artspace Lobby, from June 7-29, 2013, and Jestures, featuring works by Lisa Stroud, on view in the Upfront Gallery, from June 7-29, 2013. Receptions for both exhibits will be held on June 7, from 6-10pm.

As McKim explains, “The inspiration for these abstract paintings is patterns and colors found in geometry and nature.”

McKim received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibits, including solo exhibits at Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC; Hanes Art Center Gallery, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC; and Coltrane Art Gallery, Brevard College, Brevard, NC.

Publications include New American Paintings-Southeastern United States Region, and his work is in the collection of PPD World Corporate Headquarters.

As an artist and writer, Lisa Stroud is always looking for a story to tell. Her desire to tell stories is the catalyst that usually inspires her work. She works intuitively with colors, shapes, textures, and gestural drawing to create her paintings. With time, luck, and patience, stories begin to unfold on the canvas. Her hope is that somewhere between the obvious and the hidden, viewers will be enticed to create stories of their own.

Stroud’s work has hung in both local and national exhibitions, and she was a finalist in the 2010 Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition. Stroud’s work was also selected for the 2011 Artspace three-person curated biennial exhibition, Marked. Most recently, Stroud’s painting Honor, By Any Measure was selected to hang in the permanent collection at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Additionally, Stroud was awarded Best in Show in the 54th National Juried Art Show at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center in Rocky Mount, NC, and her winning piece remains in the center’s permanent collection.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 100 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the center at 919/821-2787 or visit (www.artspacenc.org).

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