(EAST MEREDITH) A gallery show of drawings by Lisbeth Engel opens at the West Kortright Centre on Friday, July 27nd, with a reception from 5-7PM. This event is free and open to the public, with refreshments provided by Brewery Ommegang and The WKC. The exhibit runs through August 25th, viewable during West Kortright Centre events or by appointment during regular office hours.
Lisbeth Engel believes that discipline is a requisite for good art, but relinquishing some degree of control grants her access to new territory. Her current black and white work depicts space on the two-dimensional plane. Each of these pieces is a series of controlled moves made in response to marks that might happen as the effect of a gesture, or by virtue of the process or medium. This organically evolving process makes a game out of giving purpose to what begins as unplanned, creating a tension between the two.
Engel received her BFA from Hunter College in 2007, with a focus on printmaking. She has participated in several group shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as a two-man show at the Mural Gallery in Hobart, NY.
The West Kortright Centre is located midway between Oneonta, Delhi, and Stamford. Follow signs from state Route 23 in Davenport Center or state Route 10 east of Delhi. For exact travel directions, visit www.westkc.org.