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Seeing Music: Paintings by Lorna Ritz

Smith College Department of Art
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"Seeing Music: Color Finds Rhythms, Harmonies, and Counterpoints" Paintings by Lorna Ritz

Exhibition Dates: April 17 - May 17, 2018

Public Reception: April 18 at 5:30pm

Oresman Gallery
Brown Fine Arts Center
Smith College
22 Elm Street,
Northampton, MA 01063

Oresman Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

"Seeing Music: Color Finds Rhythms, Harmonies, and Counterpoints" features new work by local artist Lorna Ritz. In her paintings she is developing the tradition coming out of cubism and Hans Hofmann’s plastic space.
Lorna says: “My painting process is unsettling, passionate, radical, and driven. All together, a body of paintings becomes like the movements of a symphony that take a year or more to fully realize. Each painting has immediacy to it, but takes time to complete; it’s my own personal paradox. The painting is the consequence of technique and skill brought about by the concept. That is how what ends up on my canvas gets said, and how my paintings come to be.”
Lorna Ritz received a BFA from Pratt and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has taught at RISD, Brown U., Dartmouth College, U of Minnesota, the New York Studio School, and has shown extensively at galleries, museums, and embassies.