Friday, September 28, 2018

Lia Halloran and Becky Robbins at Lux Art Institute

By Patricia Frischer

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.It is a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. Lia Halloran who is the current artist in residence takes a transparent substrate, paints on it and places it between two pieces of glass. That glass is then placed over photosensitive paper and exposed to day light.  I am showing some details of the large artworks first so you can get an idea of the blueprint-like quality of these images that seem to revolve around stars and planets.

This is one of those shows that is helped by some understanding of the process and Lux has the space available to let Halloran spread out over the whole gallery  so you can see the various stages of development of her art. When I was there even the supply closet was open with its little sink which I had never seen before. Lux excels at giving us the total creative process. 

Lia Halloran's works are at the Lux Institute until Nov 3.

 Also showing for a few more days until Oct 6 is Becky Robbins  These works are almost whimsical with a large variety of small images floating on a neutral background. I think there is something for everyone in each image. Is the whole greater than the sum of the parts? I think it depends on what you personally find within each canvas. 

Detail of above

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