Rivering with Lisa Grossman

Voices of Experience Update

Lisa Grossman


   It’s been almost ten years since we first interviewed Lisa Grossman for The Artist’s Road. See:  Voices of Experience - Lisa Grossman. Now, on the occasion of her 2023 exhibition, Rivering at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, we wanted to update her interview with a few images from her new work. The exhibition paintings reflect a love affair with the Kansas River, informed by science and history and personal explorations done by kayak, airplane and trail, resulting in an exquisite collection of oil and acrylic paintings. Also included in the show are painted, laser-cut wood panels created from LiDAR map imagery elegantly revealing the river’s historic pathways.

   The artist writes: 
“This exhibition includes not only contemporary views of the Kaw but also work that imagines the ancient and evolving Kansas River Valley. These include imagery of floodplain scrolls—scars left behind from old river channels—the ancestral Kaw Lake, and the evidence of ancient life along the Kaw.”

Flux Flow, 84 x 72", Oil, © Lisa Grossman
Flux Flow     84 x 72"     Oil on Canvas     © Lisa Grossman

   “The oil paintings are primarily views of the river from above, using footage I’ve taken from a small plane flying at 500-1000 feet overhead or drone footage up to 400 feet in altitude. These paintings continue my exploration of the ceaseless windings of sand and water over time, the ever-evolving channels unfurling across the riverbed. In them, I marvel at how the river offers up such dynamic and naturally pleasing compositions.”

Blue Sand, 44 x 48", Oil on Canvas, © Lisa Grossman
Blue Sand     44 x 48"     Oil on Canvas     © Lisa Grossman

River Mile 116 - Dusk, 20 x 24", Oil, © Lisa Grossman
River Mile 116 - Dusk     20 x 24"     Oil on Canvas     © Lisa Grossman

   To see more of Lisa Grossman’s latest river-inspired artwork and to read more about her vision and process, visit her website at:  Lisa Grossman Art. The exhibition artist's statement and images can be seen here.

All artwork copyright Lisa Grossman

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