December 1, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Arts Centre Lobby, Brockville, ON
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
It begins with the water, this vast body travelling perpetually eastbound, pulling ideas from it's travels.
Capturing the magic sparkle of the St. Lawrence River ripples has long been a signature style of Lisa Free's work. From the shore of the St. Lawrence, Free gathers ideas for the compositions that make up her abstracted waterscapes. Free has learned, however, this is not where it ends. The energy and magic of the St. Lawrence can also be experienced through it's castles and surrounding forests. Lately, Free has focused energy into capturing the intimate interior spaces of Singer Castle, on Dark Island, using a nuanced neutral colour palette that has become synonymous with her work. When working away from the shores of the water, Free uses her signature palette and loose brushwork to create inviting forest scenes. These are spaces we would love to walk into. Often painted in winter, these landscapes remind us of the beauty of the snowy season. No matter the season, Free has developed a style that shows us that there is beauty and magic all around.