Artist Heather Lamanno unveils new series of enticing landscapes at First Friday Opening at 19 Below.
With the subject of the apocalypse drenching our cultural feed, Lamanno uses this as a spring board to push our perception of what is in process of being built and what has suffered some kind of damage/abandoned/being rebuilt. The visual intricacies and color of urban construction have been the focus of Lamanno’s work for the last decade. The draw to these images goes beyond their aesthetic appeal for the artist, as her family connections to the construction industry in Kansas City run deep. Despite the local connection, these new works unfold with a curiosity beyond their local roots.
“I am pushing these landscapes to a place where their physical beauty as paintings and mysteriously chosen subject matter force us to let go of the ideal, fine art-worthy landscape. Dramatic color draws you in, while the multiple planes and dimension demonstrated in the skewed perspective displays an encompassing view like that you experience when you are consciously observing the entire space in your surrounding environment,” said Lamanno during a recent studio visit, while discussing to her newest paintings and transfers.
Apocalyptic Blush Opening April 1, 2016, 5:30pm-9pm
19 Below 5 W. 19th St. KCMO 64108 (located below Extra Virgin)