Artwork by Lauren Lehman, an emerging artist who began her journey in 2010 without any formal training, will be on display at the Scotch Plains Library from Sunday, February 5 until Friday, March 2. Reception to be held Sunday, February 5 from 1 pm-3 pm.
“Emerge and See” is a comprehensive show featuring vibrant, abstract expressionist work. She is a self taught painter who works primarily with acrylics and mixed media on canvas. Her technique, which draws influence from abstract expressionism and realism, uses bold color fields and strong waves of emotion.
The objects, form and color used in Lauren’s work represent the tension that exists between ecosystems, individuals and society. Her work touches upon the many inherent contradictions present in our consumerist capitalist culture. Lehman’s work is a reflection of power dynamics that showcase a deep concern for our natural world.
Lauren has featured in juried shows and exhibitions throughout northern NJ, Philadelphia and New York. Her current rotating exhibit is located at Rock Paper Scissors in Montclair, NJ. “Emerge and See” is her first solo exhibition.
The Scotch Plains Public Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue, in the center of the township.
Library hours are Monday and Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm; Tuesday and Friday, 9 am to 5 pm; Wednesday 9 am to 8 pm; Saturday 9 am to 5pm and Sunday 12 noon to 4 pm.