With the Thickness

Lizbeth Mitty & Farrell Brickhouse

September 7th, 2016 – October 9th, 2016
Opening Reception, Wednesday, September 7th, 7pm-9pm

 

Lizbeth Mitty Chandelier Cold Day, 2015, 24x24, oil on canvas

The Lodge Gallery is pleased to present With the Thickness, a two-person exhibition of paintings by Lizbeth Mitty and Farrell Brickhouse, on view from September 7 through October 9, 2016.

Lizbeth Mitty transforms variably industrial or residentially clustered urban settings into richly textural celebrations of color and light. Farrell Brickhouse crafts compositions brimming with narrative implications, at times peopling them with mythological or otherwise allegorical figures. One painter portrays the quotidian trappings of humanity’s places, placements and traces in sublimated states; the other envisions suggestive moments from the tales and metaphorical ties that make something about human existence transcend time. What these artists share is a palpable love for employing paint as a constructive material for building layered surfaces, rather than merely as a colorful means of depiction. They also share decades of devoted practices aimed at ever greater realizations of the same.
Paul D’Agostino

Farrell Brickhouse War of the Worlds, Russell's Yard Series- 2015, oil on canvas, 20" x 14" diptych.

Farrell Brickhouse was born in New York City in 1949 and attended Queens College of the City University of New York. In 1971 he spent a Summer at Skowhegan School. Brickhouse’s first NYC one-person exhibition was in 1978 with the pioneering gallerist Julian Pretto, followed by two solo exhibitions with Max Protetch Gallery and then 4 one-person exhibitions with the Pamala Auchincloss Gallery in NYC. Recently Brickhouse has had solo exhibitions with John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY, Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, CT, and Life on Mars Gallery in Bushwick, NY. Brickhouse is also an Educator and has been an Instructor of Painting at The School of Visual Arts since 1980.

Lizbeth Mitty
was born in New York to a family of artists, inventors and actors. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in both the US and abroad and is held in numerous private and public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The US State Department and Trierenberg Holdings AG (Austria). Lizbeth Mitty is a recipient of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Grant, and has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Lizbeth presently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

The Lodge Gallery, founded by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, is located at 131 Chrystie Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It is the exhibition venue of Republic Worldwide and serves as both an art space and a gathering place for hearty discourse and experimentation.

 

:izbeth Mitty Detroit Nocturne, 2016, 12x72, oil on canvas