Piece description from the artist
These paintings are defined not by what they look like but what they do, such as reflecting glass or undulating curtains. Lorie observes how these objects filter light and color, how they hide and reveal the atmosphere they are placed in, as well as the patterns they create.
In this soft, atmospheric piece, Lorie focuses on different manners of color, transparency, and light reflection, connecting them to physical objects to combine aspects of the real and the imaginative.
Lorie Setton studied painting and art history at the Florence University of the Arts, as well as the University of Florida, where she earned her B.F.A. She recently lived on the road and drove cross-country with a camera, a sketchbook, and a tent, gathering thousands of inspiring images before returning to south Florida, where she currently works and lives.Her most recent works are inspired by the American landscapes from her travels, and their surreal and expansive qualities. Lorie’s ongoing series of ‘Hybrid Landscapes’ stem from her emotional connection and physical distance from these faraway places. Sitting on a horizon that one can never reach, each piece is an impossible world of different colors, objects, weathers, textures, and terrains that may not normally exist together. In her work, Lorie also attempts to communicate the experience of being in the presence of these natural wonders.