Featured Artist ||| Lacey Bryant (Northern CA) ||| Painting, Illustration & Multimedia
The ominously dark skies, stark trees and haunting characters of Lacey Bryant’s paintings will kidnap your heart. A sense of mystery and familiarity, eeriness and beauty combine into a memorable concoction.
I first encountered Lacey’s work when we had both exhibited at Oz Gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District. Oz has since shut it’s doors but Lacey’s work has continued to travel. This Friday, June 1st, Anno Domini Gallery in San Jose will unveil Lacey Bryant’s solo show, Tenuous Threads. The Opening Reception is part of South’s First Fridays & the 5th Annual SubZero Festival.
For more info and images, visit LaceyBryant.com.
Article by Shayna, Founder of Paint Pens in Purses
Photo from Anno Domini Gallery
Theatrically posed and surrounded by lush, illusory environments, the subjects of Lacey’s works are like illustrations in a picture book written in an unknown language. The images are somewhat familiar but certain elements remains foreign. Like a hazy dream of an imagined childhood long forgotten, the images strive to make you feel as if you just might have been there once, maybe. The stage is set in an imagined world of natural beauty beneath ominously stormy skies. It is a world poised between now and once upon a time.
Lacey lives in San Jose where she paints almost every day. When she isn’t painting, she likes to go hiking, knit, play with her cat, Hecubus and eat cupcakes. She also paints scenery for theatre and haunted houses.