Lone Leaf Gallery & Custom Framing in downtown Washington is currently featuring an extraordinarily unique art exhibition, ‘Cleat', by artist Lisa Beth Robinson, which will be on display at the gallery through July 24.
The exhibit is comprised of nine original pieces by Robinson, an East Carolina University art professor with far-reaching artistic influence. Each piece in the exhibit represents the range of emotions experienced when a person digs in their 'cleats' to stop and evaluate their life, just before taking flight along a new path. To communicate these steps of awareness, the nine pieces visualize the songs of specific birds--the Hermit Thrush, Mourning Warbler, Robin, Winged Blackbird, Bluebird, Cerulean Warbler, Carolina Wren and Carolina Chickadee, Cuckoo and Crow.
Robinson used papermaking, printmaking, letterpress and various materials to create this visual symphony of nature, which, like most of her work, seeks to “show the relationship between language and experience, making connections between disassociated objects and concerns,” according to Lone Leaf Gallery’s owners, Meredith and Neil Loughlin.
Along with being one-of-a-kind compositions, these pieces were all composed on paper—handmade by Robinson, who frequently uses this skill in making artists’ books with her company Somnambulist Tango Press. Robinson is also a visiting instructor at the acclaimed Penland School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Her degrees are from the Johnston Center at the University of Redlands and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A few of the compositions are still available for purchase, and all carry a price-tag of $400.
Lone Leaf Gallery is located on the corner of Main and Market streets, one block from the Pamlico River. For more information, please visit, mnloughlin.com
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