Lisa Traxler exhibition at Quay Arts
British abstract artist Lisa Traxler celebrates a decade of painting inspired by her life on the Isle of Wight with a show entitled ‘DECADE’ which runs from Friday 3rd October until Saturday 22nd November 2014 in The West Gallery, Quay Arts.
With a move to the Island in 2004, Traxler has since produced a prolific body of work in a variety of studios across the Island: from a houseboat in Bembridge through Quay Arts’ Jubilee Stores to her present studio located on the south of the Island in a WWII Nissen Hut. Traxler’s vibrant paintings invite the viewer to engage with this exploratory journey through the decade and around the Island as the artist evolves her analytical approach to her painting practice. This visual diary offers an Island narrative from the perspective of emotional response, with pieces on loan from private collections to recent new works. For the artist, “a picture is the experienced, felt and intuited world – a connection with her own immediate surroundings and way of life.”
Written responses accompany the work to articulate this visual diary. The exhibition will also include new paintings alongside a ‘studio setting’ transported from Traxler’s own studio to the gallery. A small booklet will also accompany the exhibition with foreword by art critic, Peter Davies.
Quay Arts is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Entry to all galleries is free. There is a Preview and Meet the Artist on Thursday 2nd October 6 to 8pm. For further information visit www.quayarts.org or www.lisatraxler.com.