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Lori Esposito
updated: 01/31/2012
website: www.loriesposito.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Rapid expansion
detail of rapid expansion
Batting lashes
transient gaze
Euphoria
invasive devotional
Double dose
Untitled
Fertile Trails
Peony power whiff
amorous entrance
Hornet Hex
Bitchy Hair
Via Florum
Aromatics
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, biomorphic, nature, memory, psychological
 
 
Rapid expansion by Lori Esposito
Rapid expansion
Oil bar on Synthetic paper
2012
60"" x  70"" 
detail of rapid expansion by Lori Esposito
detail of rapid expansion
oil bar on synthetic paper
2012
0 " x  0 " 
Batting lashes by Lori Esposito
Batting lashes
Oil bar on synthetic paper
2012
77"" x  60"" 
transient gaze by Lori Esposito
transient gaze
Oil Pastel on Yupo
2011
40" 40 " x  26" 26 " 
Euphoria by Lori Esposito
Euphoria
oil Pastel on Yupo
2011
26 " x  40 " 
invasive devotional by Lori Esposito
invasive devotional
oil pastel on Yupo
2011
40"" x  26"" 
Double dose by Lori Esposito
Double dose
Oil bar on Synthetic paper
2012
30" x  26" 
Untitled by Lori Esposito
Untitled
oil crayon on Yupo
2011
26" x  21" 
Fertile Trails by Lori Esposito
Fertile Trails
Oil on Yupo
2011
26" 21 " x  21" 26 " 
Peony power whiff by Lori Esposito
Peony power whiff
Oil bar on synthetic paper
2012
19" x  42" 
amorous entrance by Lori Esposito
amorous entrance
graphite on Mylar
2009
22 " x  22 " 
Hornet Hex by Lori Esposito
Hornet Hex
Graphite on synthetic paper
2010
21" x  22" 
Bitchy Hair by Lori Esposito
Bitchy Hair
Graphite and Ink on double-sided Mylar
2009
20" " x  20" " 
Via Florum by Lori Esposito
Via Florum
Graphite on double sided Mylar
2009
19 " x  19 " 
Aromatics by Lori Esposito
Aromatics
Graphite and Ink on Mylar
2008
15 " x  22 " 

Artist Statement

My work weaves together neuro-perception (how the chemistry and physiology of the body effects how we see), folk and indigenous pharmacology (mysticism and medicine) and optical hybrids of abstraction and figuration.

Spaces are constructed for synesthetic practice and play – there is a necessity to exclude the view of the external world to concentrate the activities of the mind. Smell and taste summons poisonous or antidotal travel where natural and synthetic are indistinguishable. Constructed realms are embedded with hidden space packed with inner and outer potentials, seeking and offering fulfillment.

I revisit the architectures I have shaped and re-shapen, a cyclical mode of transformation. Optical movement designates a perceptually located duration of play. Within fields of black and white, oppositions break down to many shades of grey. Hierarchal relationships are de-stabilized through reversals of figure/ground. What we think we know about a form departs from our experience of it. Constructs offer a break from the literal to examine structures that breath out from the drawing surface and encompass the body in evocative space.

Artist Bio / CV

 Solo Exhibitions

2011 Psycho Visceral. Ester Allen Greer Museum. University of Rio Grand, OH

2010 Overwhelming Among the Gillies. Russell Projects. Richmond, VA

2008 Para Potion: Flanders Art Gallery. November 4th. Raleigh, NC

2007 Visible Traces: Waterworks Visual Art Center. November 16th. Salisbury, NC

2006 She Had To Go: Irvine Contemporary. October 13th. Washington, DC

Group Exhibitions

2012 

Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College. Three person show. Oneonta, NY

2011 

Woman-fully. Arts Visalia. College of Sequoias Art Gallery. Visalia, CA

2010 

-Affordable Art Fair, Russell Projects, New York, NY

-Where the Fruits of Labor Reside. Public commission. Visalia Arts Consortium. Visalia, CA.

-The sun was yellow and the sky was blue. Russell Projects. Richmond, VA

-Artrageous Benefit Auction, New York, NY

2009

-Front and Center: Headlands Center for the Arts. Sausalito, CA

-Painters: North Dakota Museum of Art, 6-person show. Grand Forks, ND

-Aspect: Ratio 1: Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC 

2008           

-Why is a Raven like a writing desk? Flanders Art Gallery. Raleigh, NC

-Winter Show: Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. Greensboro NC

-Currents in Contemporary Art: Ackland Museum of Art. April 12th. Chapel Hill, NC

-Art Anonymous: The Corcoran Gallery of Art.

-Washington DC Reunion: Group Exhibition Irvine Contemporary. Washington DC

2007           

-29 West: Scope, Collaborative Armory Show Weekend Event, Chelsea NY

-Transformer Gallery Silent Annual Auction Benefit. Washington DC

-First Snow: Walter T. Scott Gallery. UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

-ArtDC: Represented by Irvine Contemporary. Washington DC

2006           

-Animalia: Irvine Contemporary. Washington DC

-95th Annual Juried Exhibition: Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

-Special Exhibition Chelsea: Irvine Contemporary. New York, NY

-Aqua International Art Fair: Irvine Contemporary. December 7th. Miami, FL

2005           

-Miami Scope: Irvine Contemporary. December. Miami, FL

-Second: Mahan Gallery. Four-person exhibition. Columbus, OH