Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tracey Lane

Tracey Lane

 My work is about the experience of light and shadow, color and texture, the play between the seen and the unseen, between memory and imagination. I am most inspired by the quiet drama of nature; trees bending toward the light, silent reflections, sunlight breaking through clouds.  


 My imagery reflects a personal history; childhood summers spent on Jekyll Island, GA where live oaks drip Spanish moss, countless walks in woods among pines, birches, aspens.  As with all things in nature, there is that brief moment that says everything.  The bird that suddenly catches my eye through the window, pausing on a branch just long enough for me to get a photograph.  Sometimes when I'm watching the birds that come to my back yard feeder, a drama unfolds and the simple gestures tell a story—or so I imagine it.
 I work on wood panels because the surface can withstand both the weight of the texture and the force and briskness with which I apply paint; sometimes using brushes and other times palette knives, combining heavy, thickly applied paint with watery washes that drip randomly. This process enables me to capture the spirit of the subject, its wildness. For wildness, as Bill McKibben writes in The End of Nature, stirs the imagination and creates in us "the sense that we are part of something with roots stretching back nearly forever, and branches reaching forward just as far."

2004    Mass Art, Art New England Summer Program-Bennington, VT
2003    Mass Art, Art New England Summer Program
1997    MA, Art History, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
1986    BA, Art History, Emory University


2014    Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA, group show
2013    Jules Place, Boston, MA, group show
2013    Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, joint show
2012    Coda Gallery, Park City, Utah, joint show
2012    Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, Flora and Fauna, group show
2012    Jules Place, Boston, MA, group show
2010    Lakind Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, solo show
2010    Jules Place, group show
2010    Coda Gallery, Park City, UT, joint show
2009    Gallery One, Nashville, TN, joint show
2009    Lakind Fine Art, group show
2009    Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA, joint show
2009    Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL, group show
2008    Bennett Street Gallery, group show
2008    Coda Gallery, New York, NY, solo show
2007    Coda Gallery, Park City, UT, joint show
2007    Coda Gallery, New York, NY, solo show
2006    Gallery One, Nashville, TN, joint show

2006    Coda Gallery, Park City, solo show
2006    Coda Gallery, New York, NY, solo show
2005    Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, solo show
2005    Chicago Art Source, joint show
2005    Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, The Ever-Changing Landscape,group show
2004    Mason Murer Fine Art, group show
2003    Studio E Gallery, Jupiter, FL, joint show
2003    Modern Primitive Gallery, Atlanta, GA, solo show
2002    Modern Primitive Gallery, group show
2002    Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Political Woman, Juried Show
2002    Vermilion Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, joint show
2001    Vermilion Art Gallery, solo show

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