Encinitas, CA – Lux Art Institute is pleased to announce the exhibition of Squeak Carnwath, the final of five resident artists at Lux during their 2014 – 2015 season. Squeak Carnwath builds her luminous, free-form paintings layer by layer, incorp- orating words, phrases, and symbols in lush fields of color. During her residency, Ms. Carnwath will recreate her studio environment and complete a “song paint- ing,” where she floats popular song titles on a color field of blocks that fit together seamlessly.
Carnwath will reside at Lux June 13 – July 11, 2015, with an exhibit on view from June13 – August 8. The members only opening reception is on June 12, 6 – 8 pm, and the public is invited to see her work in progress during Artist Studio hours: Thursday and Friday, 1 – 5 pm, and Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm. As part of the Studio Series, Lux will host a casual wine reception followed by an interactive discussion with Ms. Carnwath on June 25, from 5:30 – 7 pm. Lux members can attend for free. For more information, visit luxartinstitute.org.
About the Artist
Squeak Carnwath received her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1977. Her work is exhibited widely and is in the collections of major institutions. Ms. Carnwath has received numerous awards, among them two Individual Artist Fellow- ships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley.
Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience with the region’s only art- ist-in-residence program that invites artists to live and work on site, while producing a commissioned work of art, start to finish. Lux is committed to make art more ac- cessible and inspire creative thinking. Visitors don’t just see finished works of art, they see the artistic process firsthand, engaging with internationally recognized artists in a working studio environment. As part of its mission, Lux also offers a variety of acclaimed education programs that foster creativity and innovation in the classroom and beyond.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2015
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