Reception Date: 
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 03/07/2014 - Sat, 03/29/2014
Lynn Piper: The Joy of Painting

      As an artist, Lynn Piper has been called many things. “Naïve.” “Innocent.” Even, “outsider,” a label she readily accepts. But if an outsider, fellow artist Larry Roots, the director of Modern Arts Midtown, describes her as “an outsider looking in.”

      MAM will share Piper’s insightful perspective of a world we often take for granted in its March exhibit, The Joy of Painting. For it is truly that and something more which clarifies her view of a society in need of something to cope with its pain, doubt and uncertainty. The exhibit features land and cityscapes, candid scenarios and still lifes in a vivid expressionistic palette that defies easy classification, while revealing much about her and the human condition.

     A “joie de vivre” and simple truths are Piper’s gifts as an artist and a person. The evidence of both can be enjoyed when her show opens Mar. 7, 6-8 p.m.