Lisa works with mixed media and creates layers of texture, details and meaning into her work. She has incredible visual journals that document her personal journey and stories.
In the gallery, there are several original artworks, such as this one, entitled Release.
There are also reproductions of pages from her journals. At the preview, Lisa had employed the help of several guys, her "book keepers," who were holding her journals (with white gloves) for people to look through them.
Lisa Cheney (on the left) with friend and one of the "book keepers."
I was fortunate enough to have already seen some of her journals when we were both artist-in-residence at the BOSCO space downtown earlier in the year.
The remaining artwork in the show was inspired by Lisa's trip to Paris and Southern France earlier this year. She kept a journal of her travels and collected ephemera while on the trip. Upon returning home, she created original "Postcards from Paris" and several encaustic paintings. Large reproductions of her journal pages from the trip are also on display.
Village Doors I, II, III, IV
Postcards from Paris
I like the creative hanging method for the postcards, since they were two sided. The glass would spin around so you could see both sides. I also like the shadows they created on the wall.
Postcard from Paris
Café au Lait
enlargement of journal page
Marais Circuit and Metro
enlargements of journal pages
The exhibition will be up at Track 13 through Oct. 5. Lisa will give an artist's talk on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Track 13 is located at 13 12th Ave. South, Nampa, Idaho.