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Hilary Lorenz Opening at SafeTGallery, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY, April 09, 2007 --( Safe-T-Gallery is pleased to present Tracing Nature, an exhibition of prints and drawings by Hilary Lorenz. In her second solo exhibition at the gallery, Lorenz visually translates the physical and visceral experience of hiking remote landscapes. The works on paper reflect her observations of nature and record, via mark-making, the direct physical experience of wilderness travel in remote landscapes such as the Adirondacks and New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains. The drawings and prints are a visual mapping specific to each region: abstract, intuitive time-lines that mark a spatial journey of memory and change.

Grounded in traditions of performance walking, Lorenz’s artwork is shaped by the space she passes through while hiking. These private pilgrimages through swiftly changing landscapes create collections of physical memory. Translated into tangible objects, the drawings and prints become documents of the changing weather, the sounds of nature, the isolation, and the singular experience of observing time through changes in environment.

Lorenz writes, "The topographical nature of my work, both imagined and natural, evolves from my subconscious as I shape and transform the two-dimensional space with the memory of my own physical experiences of how my body moves through space, whether it is the crowded streets of Manhattan or the rigorous Southwestern mountain terrain. My physical body holds the memory of experience that I then decode in my artwork to explore the notion of transience, chance, and difference."

Hilary Lorenz received her MFA from the University of Iowa in printmaking and multimedia. She has had numerous group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Recent museum group shows include: Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico; Taiwan Museum of Art; Frans Masereel Centrum, voor Graphische Kunst, Belgium; and the Hunterdon Museum of Art, New Jersey. Lorenz has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the NEA-MidAtlantic Foundation, the Frans Masereel Centrum, the Miskolc Museum of Contemporary Art in Hungary, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and the Lower East Side Printshop, New York. This winter, she will create a transitory wilderness studio at the C-Scape Winter Residency in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She has collaborated on books and broadsides with poets Elaine Equi, Albert Mobilio, and Gerrit Henry. Her artwork has been reviewed in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Art in America, and Art on Paper. Lorenz just completed a one-year fully funded printmaking residency at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York City.

Safe-T-Gallery, 111 Front Street, Suite 214, Brooklyn, NY 11201 is located in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, between Washington and Adams Streets, and is easily accessible by subway on the F (York Ave. station), A and C (High St. station), and the 2 and 3 (Clark St. station). Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 6pm. Further information, pictures, and directions are available at the gallery web site,, or by calling Don Burmeister, Gallery Director, at 718 782 5920.

Tracing Nature

April 12, 2007 – May 12, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 12, 2007, 6–8 P.M.

Contact Information
Don Burmeister
718 782 5920

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