WOMEN OF THE RAMAPOUGH LENAPE NATION
Works by Lisa Levart on view August 3, 2018 – August 12, 2018
Lisa Levart has been creating alternative photographic portraits of women embodying poetic myths for well over a decade. This exhibition is a creative collaboration between the artist and women from the Ramapough Lenape Nation who uncovered long forgotten Lenape myths. Using these re-remembered sacred stories as a foundation, artist Lisa Levart uses a technique of collaging image layers — metal, wood, water and concrete — into the images and then individually hand painting them with an encaustic medium of Beeswax and Damar Resin. The applied wax alters the final images, blending contemporary and ancient portraiture across the expanse of time.
GASTON LACHAISE PEACOCKS
Peacock (Short-tailed), 1920; Peacock (Long-tailed), 1928
Bronze with gilding, cast in 2002 at the Modern Art Foundry, New York