Lori Del Mar
Lori del Mar is an artist living and working in Northern California. Her work aims to promote opportunities for we the viewer to slow down and participate in a conscious moment of perceptual awareness through the sensory experience of her paintings.
Her subject, in many ways, is the viewer and the viewer’s attentive participation in looking and seeing. Lori speaks of her work as “essentially about being in time… of shifting out of the fast-paced norm and slowing to explore the sensory threshold of being”. In viewing her work, we are uncertain at times as to what we are seeing, and, as such, are invited to relinquish any mind chatter, and any immediate visual expectation. The delicate modulations of color, light and shadow seem to shift, deepen and thus reward our sustained gaze. With their bevel-edged frames and lustrous surfaces, del Mar’s paintings appear to intangibly float on the wall, further punctuating their performance in time and space.
Year(s) Awarded: 2010
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