Lorraine Glessner begins her work with layers of fabric that have been subjected to processes such as burning, rusting, decomposition, burying, or simple exposure to the elements. She says: “These processes yield patterns that evoke the body, aerial landscapes, urban environments and technological systems. Subsequent layers of branded marks, images, paint, wax, hair, and found materials are collaged in repetitive compositions which reference ornamental and decorative patterning. The use of ornament and repetition provides rhythm and clarity as well as generates allusions to historical, psychological and cultural meanings.”
Lorraine Glessner received her BS degree in Textile Design from Philadelphia University, and her MFA in Fibers from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, where she is currently an Assistant Professor in the Fibers and Material Studies Department. Her recent awards include two Individual Creative Artist Fellowship Grants in Crafts from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Anne K Allison Award, Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Her recent exhibitions include solo shows at R&F Paints, Kingston, New York and Cabrini College, Radnor, PA. Her work is included in the recently released publications “Encaustic With a Textile Sensibility” by Daniella Woolf and “Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art With Wax” by Lisa Rankin.
has worn many hats thus far in her life. After an early career in
educational research, she returned to school at age 39 to pursue an
undergraduate degree in art. A graduate degree in counseling and
certification as a Gestalt psychotherapist followed. Diane was director
of the Office of Publication and Design at Western Connecticut State
University and maintained a small private therapy practice. While
seemingly diverse, she believes that art and therapy are closely related
processes and that both support her on-going love of making art.
This exhibition is funded in part by Price Chopper's Golub Foundation,
The Village of Lake George, and the New York State Council on the Arts,
a state agency. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are
Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other
times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side
entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower
Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.