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Celebrated Artist Unveils New Collection of Paintings

Chicago, IL, June 07, 2016 --( Artist Ara Lucia will display a tactile array of abstract works in her first solo exhibition, “Beyond the Last Outposts,” from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., June 25 at Live Work Yoga, 1470 N.Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.

In this collection, Ara Lucia -- who has been lauded for her socially activated photographic works -- explores her love for the color blue, as well as fashion, maps and text. Overlapped sewing patterns, layers upon layers of paint, and intuitive, coarse marks have resulted in an assemblage of high-energy, textural acrylic paintings.

“These paintings are dense with layers. The honesty with which the materials are handled give the paintings loads of depth, both tactically and in content,” artist Peyton Haggerty Brown said. “The sources she (Ara Lucia) uses as a starting point (shapes and textures from high fashion) are close to her heart and offer a structure on which to hang her intuitional mark-making.”

The paintings’ heavy layers and instinctual marks beg viewer engagement, allowing new memories and associations to emerge.

About Ara Lucia

Ara Lucia’s previous art explorations have included dance, theatre and directing, as well as photography. Between 2007 and 2009, she created two large-scale photographic works, “Tala & Louison” and “We Vow.” The latter received recognition in CherryGrrl, SheWired, and Curve as well as many blogs and print articles.

For more information, or to schedule an interview, call Ara Lucia at (732) 982-7689, or email her at ara(at)aralucia(dot)org.
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