A new exhibition, Building on the Land: Works by Lorelle Otis Thomas, is now on display at the Red Wall Gallery, Lake Ontario Hall, Allendale Campus.
This series of paintings 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.
The professor of graphic design and illustration at Grand Valley realized she had a problem when she began this series. 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.
The exhibit will be on display until Wednesday, December 5. For more information please call the GVSU Art Gallery at 616-331-2563.