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Abstract Leanings
Published: 03/02/2009
 
The Lawrence Gallery in Gleneden Beach represents several abstract artists such as Korey Gulbrandson, Carrie Kaufman and Jim Rabby, to name a few. In this piece, Gulbrandson uses acrylic paint suspended between two layers of wax that moves as it dries, creating texture, adding spontaneity and evoking images of erosion.
The Lawrence Gallery in Gleneden Beach represents several abstract artists such as Korey Gulbrandson, Carrie Kaufman and Jim Rabby, to name a few. In this piece, Gulbrandson uses acrylic paint suspended between two layers of wax that moves as it dries, creating texture, adding spontaneity and evoking images of erosion.
Mixed media work by Korey Gulbrandson

Lawrence Gallery in Gleneden Beach represents a good selection of abstract artists.

Abstract artists draw on a visual language composed of elements such as color, light and shadow, shape, symbols and the like to represent meaning and invoke emotion in the viewer. If your taste in art takes you leaning toward the abstract, you'll find a good mixture of abstract art at Lawrence Gallery in Gleneden Beach. Currently featured at the gallery are the works of abstract artists Korey Gulbrandson, Carrie Kaufman and Jim Rabby, to name just a few. "In abstract art," said gallery owner Ron Lahey, "the artist's process is heavily involved. There is this strong collaboration between the artist and the process and the finished product is a result of that collaboration." This is certainly true for Gulbrandson, a mixed media artist who has been represented at the gallery for three to four years. Gulbrandson uses acrylic paint suspended between two layers of wax that moves as it dries, creating texture, adding spontaneity and evoking images of erosion. The Gleneden Beach gallery currently carries about five to seven pieces of his work. Jim Rabby, whose work has been purchased by Lyndon Johnson, Johnny Carson and Jimmy Connors, paints in oil with a palette knife intertwining color and creating movement and texture with each thick stroke. Carrie Kaufman, another in the lineup of Lawrence Gallery abstract artists, uses loose geometric shapes and pattern and incorporates dissimilar elements such as fabric, metal, yarn, paper and beads in her work. Lawrence Gallery is located in Shops at Salishan in Gleneden Beach, (541) 764-2318 or (800) 764-2318. - By Veronica Russell

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