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"Renew All Things Human: Lisa Reinke"
2005-05-07 until 2005-05-30
Haley Farm Gallery
Kittery, ME, USA United States of America

Renew All Things Human a collection of portraits by New Hampshire artist, Lisa Reinke opened at Haley Farm Gallery with a reception on Saturday, May 7, 2005. Lisa Reinke will hold an Open Studio session at the Gallery on Saturday, May 21, 3-5 PM when the public will have a chance to witness the artist in action as she brings to life one of her portraits. Renew All Things Human will be on display until May 30, 2005. Renew All Things Human is a reminder to stop, pause and “consider the humanity in humanity” which we often fail to take notice.

Lisa Reinke’s vibrantly colored figurative and portrait oil paintings focus on the interplay of patterns and textures that occur haphazardly on the faces of people or figures in a crowd -- enthralling us to view a face in a new perception.

Lisa Reinke began drawing and painting the human figure in the 1980’s as a young teenager. Her passion earned her a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University and a minor in Art History. Because she fancied herself “practical” at the time, she concentrated in Graphic Design, even though it wasn’t her passion. After a few years spent in graphic design for screen printing, she abandoned the art profession in exchange for biotechnology. However, what she loved about her art crystallized during this time and she “pulled a Gauguin” by immersing herself back in her passion for painting.

“Colors and sunlight playing across faces remind me of our connection to the universe and symbolize eternal and fleeting moments simultaneously. I love how we recognize and explore human faces for clues to identity and personality,” states Lisa Reinke.

Reinke weaves patterns into her paintings with unreal color, repetition, lines and shape, reflecting her influences of the Post Impressionist, Fauvists, German Expressionists and Die Brücke artists of the early twentieth century who used bright and unusual color combinations, patterned brushstrokes and flat areas of pure color. Although attracted to and influenced by these styles, Reinke’s artwork reflects her own unique human-centric vision mentally enhanced with color and pattern plays.

Lisa Reinke has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2003. View more of her work at http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/l/lisaanne/

Lisa Reinke
The Visitor
Oil Painting
9 x 12 inches
Haley Farm Gallery -- Mainely Global Art Gallery and Gift Shop and Meeting Place – opened in January of 2005 and exhibits works by local, national and international artists and unique art gifts.

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