• Elaine Mendez

BENEATH THE SURFACE Description by Lori Horowitz.

Beneath the Surface – Imagery from three women artists reflecting psychological and social concerns through a mix of media. These richly layered visual trilogies share the artists’ perceptions of societal issues, bringing focus and light to our rapidly changing world. The works on exhibit highlight attention to layers and process, treating the viewer to a rich and complex viewing experience through voluminous strata of medium and iconography. Kelynn Alder’s mature work explores her connection to humanity and her own rich cultural ancestry, as a daughter of a Mexican immigrant, she employs a sense of purpose with an inherent duty to advocate against social injustices inflicted on Indigenous groups and issues regarding immigration within Latinx communities across our country. Lori Horowitz’s artwork is a study of personalities and environments that unveil facades, revealing humanity’s true nature. Horowitz depicts the human form both isolated and vulnerable, examining the frailty of the human condition. Delving deep within the image, she encourages figures to reveal themselves. Her morphed forms seem to grow from the earth and fuse themselves with the natural elements. Natalie Giugni’s work also explores the human condition through balancing her role as a "creator" and a "facilitator" as forms emerge from within the layers. By taking shapes from the outer world, overlapping, and abstracting them, she studies the images that arise from her inner, psychological world. The development of the surface of the work depicts the flow of events from the entire course of the piece; permitting the spectator to experience her paintings from the initial sketch to the end image and transports the viewer through the psychological world to the tangible artwork.


Natalie Giugni’s work also explores the human condition through balancing her role as a "creator" and a "facilitator" as forms emerge from within the layers. By taking shapes from the outer world, overlapping, and abstracting them, she studies the images that arise from her inner, psychological world. The development of the surface of the work depicts the flow of events from the entire course of the piece; permitting the spectator to experience her paintings from the initial sketch to the end image and transports the viewer through the psychological world to the tangible artwork.


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