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Saturday, May 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA | Inside the Artist Studio with Elizabeth Osborne

Start Date: 5/19/2018 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/19/2018 4:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Address to be provided to registrants prior to program

Callowhill neighborhood
Philadelphia, PA  United States 

Organization Name: ArtTable PA

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13

Members | Free 
Guests | $10


Join us for an exclusive studio visit with Elizabeth Osborne, the prolific Philadelphia-based painter whose work transitions between abstraction and realism, expanding our understanding of these distinctions.

Osborne's paintings bridge ideas about formalist concerns, particularly luminosity with experiential perceptions of nature, atmosphere and vistas. The artist has alternated long periods of working in either watercolor or oil, specializing in controlled pours and stains on unprimed canvases early in her career. This signature paint application emerged within her representational work but became a technique that helped her explore fundamental elements of abstraction.

After starting with figurative paintings in the 1960s and '70s, she moved on to bold, color drenched, landscapes and eventually abstractions that explore color spectrums. Her experimental assemblage paintings that incorporated objects began an inquiry into psychological content that she further extended in self-portraits and a long-running series of solitary female nudes. Osborne's recent paintings present a culmination of ideas—distilled into an essence of her understanding of process and composition.

A graduate of both the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Osborne was an esteemed instructor at the latter from 1963–2011. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States for over forty years. Her work is included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; the Delaware Art Museum; the James A. Michener Museum of Art; and the Woodmere Art Museum, among others;. In 2009, Osborne was the focus of a major retrospective and accompanying publication The Color of Light at PAFA. In 2015, Veils of Color: Juxtapositions and Recent Work by Elizabeth Osborne debuted at The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA and traveled to The Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA in 2016. That same year, her 1960s figurative canvases were explored in greater depth at a solo exhibition, Elizabeth Osborne: The 1960s at the Delaware Art Museum.

For additional information see: http://www.locksgallery.com/artists/elizabeth-osborne

Special thanks to Liz Osborne, Laurie McGahey, and Shelley Langdale.


Image caption: Elizabeth Osborne (b. 1936), Audrey in Profile, 2014, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum. Museum purchase funded by Bonnie O’Boyle and the Mandel Society for Art Acquisitions.
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