Riverhead Town Hall Gallery: Laura Stroh (2014)
March 4 – June 4, 2014
Painter Laura Stroh explains her work in her Artist Statement: “For these paintings, I wanted to paint landscapes with the main idea of showing the viewer a kind of painting that is more expressive than traditional landscape paintings, one that reveals an emotional side to the landscape. I painted these pictures thinking that I would not concentrate on the lines of the piece, as much as I would the colors. Colors especially vibrant, contrasting colors are something an artist can use to create the emotional qualities of the landscape. There are melancholy landscapes which would probably have browns and grays. There are joyful looking landscapes, that may have oranges, reds yellows etc.; colors that would let the viewer know about the way the artist feels about this “happy” scene. And there are so many other kinds of emotions that a landscape may reveal. My idea about expressive landscape painting has everything to do with color and brushstroke. With vibrant color, and a spontaneous brushwork, I feel I can achieve the look of a landscape, but one that expresses another layer of meaning, a more emotional quality to the landscape as well.”
The Riverhead Town Hall art exhibits are a collaborative effort on the part of East End Arts and the Township of Riverhead to support local artists and introduce their works to the community. The public is welcome; admission is free.
HOURS: Mondays - Fridays, 9 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, on the corner of Howell and East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
For more information and to purchase artwork, contact Jane Kirkwood, East End Arts Gallery Director: 631-727-0900 or email@example.com