Lizbeth Mitty & Farrell Brickhouse
September 7th, 2016 – October 9th, 2016
Opening Reception, Wednesday, September 7th, 7pm-9pm
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
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.