Prismatic is Newest Pioneer Building Exhibition
July 9, 2013
The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) happily presents the works of Ann Tracy-Lopez, Mary Frances Dondelinger, Lynn Rae Lowe, and Diane Ekings Fairfield in the group show Prismatic, the newest installment of the Pioneer Building Exhibition Series curated by the Tucson Pima Arts Council. The work of these four talented women will be on display until October 4th. An opening reception will occur on August 3rd from 5.30 to 7 p.m.
As an ensemble, the works provide an interplay between tight-grounded realism and the loose brushwork of expressionism, between palettes vibrant and subtle.
Ann Tracy-Lopez, who works across painting, photography, and mixed media, received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and exhibits with Crussell Fine Arts in Los Angeles. She also teaches at Catalina Foothills High. Her meditative and sparse triptychs recall the vast dimensions of land and sea, over which series of rigid dashes suggest lines of code or the navigation of freighters seen from on high.
Author of Modern Icons: The Sacrifice of Endangered Species of the American Southwest, Mary Frances Dondelinger employs visual allegories to convey humankind’s anxieties and motivations, as well as the sacredness of the desert environment. Dondelinger, who completed an apprenticeship in Italy, draws on early Renaissance tradition, incorporating gold leaf and egg tempera in her work.
Award-winning metal artist, Lynn Rae Lowe creates illuminated landscapes on aluminum, which she calls “aluminations.” Her latest work, a triptych depicting Genesis that has been commissioned by a Fairfax, Virginia, Congregation, captures ethereal rays of sunshine basking over the desert landscape, dancing with color and moving with the light.
Diane Ekings Fairfield, a largely self-taught artist, creates color-saturated and richly textured landscapes and visionary paintings. In her newest body of work, light-reflecting metals are imbedded within layers of paint in order to add a “whisper of sparkle.”
The Pioneer Exhibition Series is curated by the Tucson Pima Arts Council. The show is on display in the Lobby and Suite 109 of the Pioneer Building, located at 100 N. Stone Avenue between Alameda and Pennington Streets. Regular visiting hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (520) 624-0595 ext. 10 or visit their website.