SCAPE is pleased to announce a two person exhibition titled “Infinite Sequence” featuring Lawrence Fodor and Chris Richter.
Lawrence Fodor is best known for his opulent and densely layered paintings exemplifying the sublime force of earth and sea - the heft, splendor, and profusion of existence. Regardless of scale they have a substantial presence, deeply grounded in the colors and textures of the natural world. Fodor’s most recent work incorporates watercolor on paper and exemplifies an intentional shift in scale, medium, process, and impact. Delicate strands of monochrome paint loop and interlace atop small squares of archival paper mounted upon a block of apple plywood. These paintings relate to the concept of the macrocosm versus the microcosm or in more literal terms: the indefinable vastness of the ocean as it relates to the seemingly fixed vignettes of tide pools. These ideas are a point of departure; distilled, translated and refined into the abstract language and vocabulary of paint.
Chris Richter’s work explores the humanity found in nature and the human impact on nature. He most often looks to trees (and the relationships they have with one another) to reveal this truth. His deconstructive process of painting and ultimately the subject matter itself becomes a statement about our own personal relationship with the environment. While trees have a presence in this body of work, Richter turns to his recent encounters with water to expand on the theme of this exhibition- infinite sequence.
Later this month Fodor will be one of the artists featured at the Laguna Art Museum’s Palette to Palate. Each artist will be new to the event, and will join guests for dinner at the table they have created, with their work featured throughout the Steele Gallery. Please contact LAM at www.lagunaartmuseum.org or Sara Strozza at 949-494-8971 for more information on this museum event.
The exhibition space at Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions | SCAPE strives to bring provocative and fresh exhibits to the art community in Orange County and beyond. Additionally, SCAPE owners Jeannie Denholm and Diane Nelson offer an art advising service where they recommend contemporary works of art in response to specific client requests, based on a thorough assessment of the patron’s objectives, aesthetic preferences and budget.