Natalie Lanese is finding success with her recent installation Depthless Without You as part of the NEO Geo exhibition at the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio. NEO Geo features recent work by artists in the surrounding region who explore the potential of geometric abstraction. Natalie is an Assistant Professor of Art and Director of the Klemm Gallery here at Siena Heights University. View the magazine here.
The exhibition runs November 21, 2015 - April 24, 2016. Learn more about the exhibition at the Akron Art Museum's website.
Process Photos of the Installation:
Praise for Natalie's installation:
The Cleveland Scene wrote an article of the exhibit revealing more on Natalie's process.
Anderson Turner for the Akron Beacon Journal wrote "Art review: Open your mind to 'Neo Geo' at Akron Art Museum." Below is a snippet where he specifically talks about Natalie's work,
"One of the most patron-friendly and interactive parts of the show is the work of Lanese. The artist has taken over a large portion of the exhibition space to create a giant patterned painting/installation all over the walls and floor. The piece took a couple of weeks and a crew of helpers to install.
The painting is giant and active and full of patterns, most often chevrons, in a wild assortment of colors. Because of the size, it really gets your body moving. First you start looking around with your eyes, then you find your feet trying to keep up with where your eyes are going.
Not surprisingly, this is a hit. In the short amount of time I was at the opening reception, I saw children and adults alike climbing around it. I say climbing, because people were sitting, leaning up against walls and spinning in place to take it all in."
Background on Natalie Lanese:
Working primarily in collage, painting and installation, Lanese’s work is recognized for its vintage style, satire and wit. The Village Voice described her collages as "enigmatic narratives heightened by keen color clashes and jazzy textures" when covering her exhibition at Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn in 2007. Her work has been seen most recently at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass., and at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Mass.
Past exhibitions include the 2007 Scope International Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland, and in East Hampton, New York.
Follow Natalie: @nlanese on instagram, @natalielanese on twitter, and www.facebook.com/nataliejlanese