L.A. opening: lisa golightly.
portland, oregon-based painter lisa golightly has long been one of my favorite artists. i think i’ve been following her work almost as long as I’ve been blogging. Lisa’s initial focus was photography, the influence of which can be seen in her paintings. Her work revolves around memory and how snapshots shape, influence, change and even create memory. there’s definitely something very nostalgic about lisa’s paintings for me, almost as if she’s stepped back in time to my childhood to paint my memories. particularly her swimming scenes — they take me right back to days at santa monica beach with my family, and hot days in the valley at a neighbor’s pool. you may recognize lisa’s hold fast print (below) from above my sofa — one of the first pieces of art i bought for me new home.
i’m really excited to finally meet lisa in person after chatting online with her for so long — she’s got a new show ‘if only for a little while’ this coming saturday, april 9th from 5-9pm at good eye gallery in eagle rock — so for you Angelenos, come on out and see her beautiful paintings in person. lisa works with acrylic and house paint, using found photos to create work that is both anonymous in nature but also very personal. you can also find prints of her paintings in her etsy shop, kiki & polly.
good eye gallery
opening event saturday, april 9 • 5 – 9pm
4538 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles • 90041