"Connecting Points" Exhibit at Edward Williams Gallery

Features Paintings by Lisie S. Orjuela

Teaneck, NJ (September 26, 2005)—The work of Connecticut artist, Lisie S. Orjuela, will be on display at the Edward Williams Gallery on the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University from October 3 until November 4, 2005.

Her paintings series evoke states of mind through richly colored and textured figurative paintings. They are weavings and layers of thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In speaking about her paintings, Ms. Orjuela says, “The work explores the rising through difficult experiences, expressed in the current Connecting Points series as a mournful yet vibrant response to life. At the same time, it is a grasping into connections and relationships within ourselves, with others and with our surroundings. It is a tapping into the inner world of our psyche, our spirit, out soul.”

The complexity of this inner world being portrayed by the artist is hinted at through the organic nature of the paintings, the layered visual textures and the rich earthy colors. Although her work is predominantly figurative, the main interest lays in the interior dimensions, the psychological spheres and environments, hence the lack of recognizable placements for the human figures. Instead, the figures dissolve and come out of the surrounding ground, interacting with and being a part of it.

Ms. Orjuela, who obtained her BFA from Andrews University, MI and her MA from New York University, NY, exhibits her work regionally and nationally in many group and solo exhibitions.

The Gallery in Edward Williams Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus is located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack. The Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information call 201-692-2449.

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Joan Harvey

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