Gallery 19 Presents: “James Reed: Works on Paper” and “Nancy Lasar: Prints & Paintings,” May 1-June 30, 2014
Gallery 19 in Essex, Connecticut, presents two one-person shows: James Reed: Works on Paper and Nancy Lasar: Prints & Paintings, from May 1 through June 30, with an opening party May 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. James Reed, an artist and master printer, is exhibiting lithographs, woodcuts and other works on paper. His current show centers on bold, black pictures of crows, stemming from a residency at I-Park in East Haddam, where he drew these intelligent, sometimes amusing, sometimes sinister animals and powerful mythological figures. Nancy Lasar’s work also invokes symbolic animals, whether fish in the sea or bulls on land, with beautiful, playful layered lines and colors in paintings and original prints. Gallery19 is located in the heart of historic Essex, at 19A Main Street, and is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., website: www.gallery19essex.com.