Andrew J. Macky Gallery welcomes artist Lisa Call with her solo show “Markings: Repetition and Pattern,” an exhibition of bold geometric contemporary textile paintings. The show runs February 20-March 19. There is an opening reception Saturday, February 23 from 2-4 p.m. with an artist talk at 3 p.m. The reception and talk are free and open to the public.
Lisa Call is an award-winning, self-taught artist who has been creating contemporary textile paintings since the early 1990s. Her work has twice been featured at Macky Auditorium’s gallery and she returns as one of the most requested artists. Composed of richly colored hand-dyed fabric and extensive stitching, the paintings are abstract but draw elements from many places: the colors and forms of the southwest, repetition, pattern, an interest in human-made structures for containment such as fences and stone walls, and her exploration of her own internal psychological walls and boundaries.
The paintings featured in this show refer to the comfort humans derive from repetition. “We are soothed by the well-known patterns that result from duplication: telephone poles in a line, a grouping of trees in a forest, our unchanging daily routines,” explains the artist. Lisa Call’s work has been shown throughout the U.S. and Europe and is featured in both public and private collections. Call is founder of The Fiber Connection, a successful online artist support. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and www.lisacall.com.
The Andrew J. Macky Gallery is located in Macky Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus at the corner of 17th Street and University Avenue. The gallery is free and open to the public on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and to ticketed patrons during performances. For more information call 303-492-8423 or visit www.colorado.edu/macky.