MEMORIES OF HOME
November 10th, 2018 – January 13th, 2019
Reception: November 17th, 2-4PM
These are the places of my past and personal history. They represent my efforts to visually map out the context of my childhood and early development. My exploration of the physical embodiments and psychological notions of home, as well as conditions of presence and absence, are extensions of my emotional inquiries and reflections upon personal growth.
This exhibit includes a selection of paintings from various stages of an ongoing series—from when the first marks were put down while I was still wobbly in the knees, to the major turning point that occurred with the sudden loss of my father in May 2017. Losing him caused a kind of patination to form around the deep reasons that I create. At times it is difficult to look back but painting comforts and reminds me of the magical properties of being alive.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my story with you and I hope that you may find comfort in the familiar aspects of these scenes.
Lisa Noble (American, b.1973, Winnipeg, Canada) began her formal artistic training at the Alberta College of Art & Design. She moved to the United States in 1997 to complete her BFA at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, D.C. During each year of study Noble’s efforts were recognized with the Dean’s Merit and Corcoran Scholarships.
Noble has exhibited in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Florida, and California. Her work is included in many private collections across the country. She has been recognized in numerous publications including The Washington Post, The Washington CityPaper, The New York Times, Miami New Times, Miami Sun Post, D.C. Pulse Magazine, and Studio Visit Magazine. She was named one of Washington’s ‘25 Most Beautiful People’ by Washingtonian Magazine.
Noble’s first exposure to art occurred at the age of four, while during a field trip with her Kindergarten class to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, she saw a painting by British artist Brigette Riley. Riley’s distinctive Op Art style of black and white form and the disorienting effects of her canvases instantly struck a chord with Noble, who was at once profoundly impacted by art’s innate power to dissolve the veneer of the every day.
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The Painting Center Art File: https://www.thepaintingcenter.org/lisa-noble