Date: Monday, November 01, 2010 At 10:00 AM
LOGO Projects in conjunction with Ocean Ophthalmology Group is pleased to present new works by artist Christine Lyall. Lyall's showcase will be on view from November 1st, 2010 through February 12th, 2011.Patients and the public alike are encouraged to visit Ocean Ophthalmology and peruse her work – LOGO Projects is an experiment in converting traditional professional business offices into alternative gallery spaces.
Christine Lyall’s formal artistic practice began after being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. She found that creating art—especially complex, repetitive patterns and designs—helped to clear the cobwebs in her brain and calm her mind. Says Lyall, "The obsessive thoughts and nervous energy are still there, but I try to channel both into something productive and beautiful…I think everyone occasionally experiences feelings of fear, emotional conflict and self-doubt—especially when our dreams and our realities collide and we realize how different they are."
Lyall often explores these episodes of conflict in her work, representing them with imagery such as ropes snaking through holes dotting a canvas, or with fragments of faded material snagged on a piece of rusty barbed wire.Using everything from conventional painting and drawing materials to matches, fabric remnants and beads, Lyall creates works that range in style and complexity from simple line drawings to multi-layered, three-dimensional structures.
Although her artwork is inherently personal, Lyall’s message is ultimately universal and simple: While the human experience is complex, confusing and sometimes painful, it also is beautiful and worth examining.