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Lauren Braun and Lisa Bergant Koi: points of view is currently on view through April 2 at The Union Hall above Bar Marco in Pittsburgh's strip district. Details can be found here:
“My work is derived from the landscape, but I do not consider myself to be a landscape painter. As a passenger in a car, I have made hundreds of drawings of what I observe while traveling on highways, and these have become the primary source material for my paintings.
Each painting is an amalgamation of select lines and shapes from these drawings, non-representational color, research about perception, and personal reflections about looking at objects and lines while moving through space. My process is dictated not by any foreseen conclusion, but by a sort of felt goal, a gut vision, a search for exactly the right result. This elusive outcome leans toward the askew, the not-quite-identifiable, and it is arrived at through the organic progression of each piece coupled with my inclination to paint something other than what is seen through the car window.”
Lisa Bergant Koi holds an MA (painting) from Illinois State University and a BFA from Bowling Green State University. She works and resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a member of both the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Society of Artists.