A first generation American artist, Luba, born in Boston (b. 1964) presents “Storm” an introspective exhibition of large scale oil paintings that orchestrate color, space and movement through fluid emotion and personal awakening drawn from her time spent on Cape Cod.
This exhibition will be displayed in the Great Hall and Vault galleries, from May 30 - June 24, 2023.
Opening Reception, Friday, June 2, from 5-7pm.
This exhibition marks an important period in Luba’s body of work which reflects her response to the changing energy and translation of sea and sky and self awareness. Her work showcases a canopy of nature’s force that unfolds itself through a visual experience reinterpreted through inner emotion both allusive and affective, translated onto a canvas. A tonality of blues, grays and sand are layered in an atmospheric trance exposing an inner world of emotion while drawing one into a expansive sea and sky as Luba notes, “one can only find this palette of beauty here on Cape Cod”.
The simplicity of form both powerful and sensual is a vibrancy that she strives to incorporate with each brush stroke to capture a multitude of thoughts, feelings and memories. This exhibition draws the viewer inward to experience a personal emotion touched by a perceptual experience from a visual interpretation of nature’s force and beauty. One may find themselves lost in her clouds not bound by nature but lost in one’s inner storm or perhaps will find themselves surprised by an emotion that is awakened by the brushstrokes found in a storm filled with energy and power. These interpretations of everyday life experiences is what drives Luba to understand the intricate relationship between beauty and identity; love and relationships; turmoil and peace; gratitude and understanding. “Storm” is an emotional experience, allowing the viewer to set sail on an adventure through brushstrokes of sea and sky; of clouds of light and thunder … to then, alas, drop anchor to one’s inner self, beauty and joy.
"As artists, we search to capture the light in what we see, to then transcribe with our brush, a stroke onto the canvas. An artist must abandon oneself truthfully each and everyday in his studio to be real. From Van Gogh to Picasso, every artist looks to capture the light in its beauty. For me, my brushstrokes evoke my emotions, exposing my inner self onto the canvas, telling the stories of my life in color and light. And with that said, as I interpret my stories onto the canvas, I will forever be running… chasing light, a muse of beauty and wonder."
Splinters and Thunder
Sculpture- created from 2000 yards of marine rope, thread, wire and recreated photoshop paper on mannequin