Aria I, II, III (triptych), 2019


Oil on panels

17.00 x 90.00 x 1.50 in

43.2 x 228.6 x 3.8 cm

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    About The Work

    Part of an ongoing series, "History of the Mundane".

    This painting is from "What is Given".

    What Is Given is a series of oil paintings that take the well-used utilitarian object and transforms it into an emotive landscape. I have long been interested in the histories of the most mundane objects, the significance they hold and the meanings they convey. With these paintings I want to impart a semblance of that emotional terrain, turning the object with all of its age and imperfection into a panorama that conflates still life with landscape. 

    This series of paintings uses antique embroidered linens as their subject matter. The pillow cases, napkins, sheets and tablecloths made up a trousseau of delicately embellished home-wares to be passed down from one generation to the next. Hand made and crisply starched and folded, one can sense the expectations of what’s to come. In these paintings, I wanted to create a landscape of expectation. A sense of the pervasive emotion that takes hold.

    The more recent multi-paneled paintings allow me to create shapes that form new relationships with the painting and the object being painted. I intentionally leave a divide between the wood panels, incorporating the crevice into the composition. 

    "In the Shadows" is a painting on gessoed paper of antique handmade linens, circa 1940's. Here it takes on aspects of landscape while playing with notions of how space is occupied.

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    About Lisa Kellner

    • This is a triptych with a total size of 17 x 90 inches once installed.

    • Each panel is 17 x 28 inches. There are three panels.
    • Ships in 10 to 14 business days from Maine.
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