Paths & Walls
Oil Paintings by Lisie S. Orjuela
Exhibition: February 16 – March 23, 2002
|"My work deals with relationships of some kind," Ms. Orjuela writes. "I have worked predominantly with the female figure, exploring the relationships between individuals as well as that within the individual, using layers of paint and figurative forms as a way to investigate different intellectual, psychological, and spiritual states."|
Lisie Orjuela’s recent series of paintings sprang from her explorations of trust and friendship, openness and vulnerability revealed by the praying figure, and in death and dying. Other series, such as Revolving Walls, focus more on internal states of mind, and the metaphoric visualizations of Paths and Rivers touch on the relationship one has with one’s own life.
Originally from Argentina, and now a resident of Trumbull, Ms. Orjuela holds an MA from New York University, and a BFA from Andrews University, Michigan. She also attended the Art Students League in NYC. She began her teaching career in Mexico in 1986 as an Assistant Professor of Art at the Universidad de Montemorelos, where she later served in 1992 and 1998 as Visiting Artist and Lecturer. She has taught Studio Art, Art History, and Museum at such schools as Hunter College High School, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. She has lectured in Mexico and at St. Paul’s Chapel on the campus of Columbia on the development of early Christian and sacred medieval art, and on Spiritualism and Feminism.
Ms. Orjuela’s artwork is in the collections of the Art Students League, NYC; McHenry College, Crystal Lake, Illinois; and the Museo Carmelo Fernandez, San Felipe, Venezuela. She has been active in open studio exhibitions at Roz Liebowitz Studio, NYC; at Brickbottom, Somerville, MA; and City Wide in New Haven. She has had solo shows at: the Kansas City Art Center Mallin Gallery; East Central University Gallery, OK; IAO, Oklahoma City; and Galeria Eleanor Jackson, Montemorelos; and been in two-person shows at Pearl Conrad, Mansfield, OH, and Stone by Stone, Dallas. She has been in group shows at Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ; and the Goddard Center, OK; and the Lyman Center, SCSU, New Haven.
The York Square Cinema Gallery
61 Broadway, New Haven, CT
Reception : Sunday, February 24, 4-6 PM
The gallery is in the lobby of The York Square Cinema, 61 Broadway, in the Yale University campus. Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 5 to 10 PM; Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 1 to 10 PM. Admission Not Required to view
artwork. (Disability Accessable.)
Gallery curator, Johnes Ruta, (203) 387-4933,