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Building on the Land: Works by Lorelle Otis Thomas Lorelle Otis Thomas, Building With Mixed Media, 2011 Transparent Watercolor 17.5

Building on the Land: Works by Lorelle Otis Thomas

Monday, November 5, 2012
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Red Wall Gallery, Lake Ontario Hall, Allendale Campus


When Lorelle Otis Thomas began this new series of paintings, the professor of graphic design and illustration at Grand Valley realized she had a problem. Her reference photo had not adequately captured the shape of one of the subject buildings she intended to paint. Since it was not possible to travel back to the original site of the building, she used Google Maps Street View to capture the view she sought. This added a surprising new dimension to her work.

This series of artwork reveals the artist's physical and virtual discovery of architecture and landscapes across the United States. The pieces reflect her love for architectural design and a new-found appreciation for early American architecture and the organic and available materials used in their creation.

This exhibit will be on display until Wednesday, December 5, 2012. For more information please call the GVSU Art Gallery at 616-331-2563.