In the gallery...
Paintings by Lana Waldrep-Appl
Words from the artist:
"I often joke that I make art for introverts. I am not entirely joking.
I make paintings of the anonymous spaces that I so love—simple corners of not-so-important buildings, the niche that a water fountain occupies, a small piece of a generic dentist office. In an anonymous space, I can be anonymous. I can be invisible. I can turn totally inward. I can take a breath. I can refocus my mind. I emphasize the geometry of these spaces in my work, because the orderliness of geometric forms is a great vehicle for contemplation. Subtlety of color—chromatic grays and variety of pastels—allow the paintings to unfold with time and space and require that viewers be both physically and mentally present with the work."