Lisa Chandler: The Dividing Line
In my paintings, I am constantly searching for a balance between abstraction and figuration. Urban structures and people intertwine through a process of layering, obliterating and tracing. Images are painted in, painted out and painted over…forming a history in layers of paint which evokes the transformation of urban space. —Lisa Chandler
Tauranga Art Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Lisa Chandler: The Dividing Line. Initially staged at Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig and toured by Expressions, Upper Hutt, Lisa Chandler’s tactile paintings reference both street art and protest paraphernalia gleaned from various sources protests and rallies. Seen on mass, Chandler’s works probe painting’s capacity to depict and evidence revolutionary change.