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"Connecting Points: Paintings by Lisie S. Orjuela"
2005-10-24 until 2005-11-07
Zeitgeist Gallery
Cambridge, MA, USA United States of America

Zeitgeist Gallery presents Connecting Points : paintings by Lisie S. Orjuela. October 24-November 7, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 29, 3-6 pm.  Lisie S. Orjuela visually taps into the inner world of the psyche, spirit, soul. Her paintings are reminiscent of woven textiles, with layers of thoughts intertwined with feelings and experiences. Her work is timely since it also explores rising up from difficult times. These experiences are often mournful, yet ever vibrant and on the move. Her intent is to grasp connections and find the relationships that exist therein, whether within ourselves, others and/or our surroundings.

Orjuelas Connecting Points series features richly colored, textured figurative images. Each painting evokes a state of mind. Orjuelas main interest lies in the interior dimensions, the psychological spheres and environments. Hence the lack of recognizable placement for the human figures. Instead they dissolve and then emerge out of the surrounding ground, interacting with it, being a part of it.

Patterns and textures have become an important part of Orjuela’s vocabulary in the last few years, adding to the richness and ambiguity of the pieces. The complexity of the figures inner worlds are hinted at by using an organic process of layering visual textures with rich earthy colors. Orjuelas process is slow and deliberate, as she mines for the interior dimensions that lie beneath each image. Her Connecting Points paintings are not only weighty in content, they are also hefty in size. With most of the pieces having dimensions of approximately 4ft. by 4ft., Orjuelas Connecting Points looms large visually and mentally.

Originally from South America,  painter Lisie S. Orjuela has lived in various countries and throughout the United States. She currently resides and has her studio in Connecticut. Orjuela is a founding member of the vibrant Arts & Literature Laboratory Gallery in New Haven, CT. In addition to participating in numerous group exhibitions, Orjuela has had solo exhibitions in MA, CT, NJ, MO, IL, OK, and Mexico. Orjuela’s solo exhibit at the Zeitgeist Gallery will be running concurrently with another Connecting Points solo exhibit at the Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, in Hackensack NJ. The exhibit in New Jersey runs from October 3d-November 4th. For more information log onto www.lisieorjuela.com.

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