Alien Matters: Paintings by Kristina Lenzi

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Alien Matters
Paintings by Kristina Lenzi
Reception:
Sat, Nov 11, 4pm

ARTIST STATEMENT
Abstract expressionism, Utah landscapes and science fiction inform this recent body of paintings. I work from within, and I try to convey my sense of various Utah landscapes through abstract painting. I then impose a distraction that gives these expressions an otherworldly feeling. In many of them, spheres act as aliens. Others get a turquoise thread of paint, perhaps water and some evidence of alien life.

Ultimately, I want the viewer to take a subjective point of view and interpret these works from their personal perspective. Whatever response is elicited for you is the right answer!

The paintings you see lined up in a series have the ability to singularly stand alone and may be purchased as such. Please see the desk for a price list.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Kristina Lenzi is a performance artist, a painter, a curator and an adjunct professor. Lenzi holds a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Utah and an MFA in painting and performance art from Tufts University in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has exhibited widely within the United States and in Poland and France. She is the 2008 recipient of the Tanne Foundation Award in Performance Art. Lenzi’s painting has recently become part of the permanent Salt Lake County collection. Lenzi is the founder and curator of the Annual Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival, bringing in artists from around the globe. Since graduate school, Lenzi has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the University of Utah in the Art Department and in the College of Architecture, Westminster College, and Weber State University’s Department of Visual Art and Design.

Location: Main Library, Gallery at Library Square

Contact Information: 801-524-8200