Stanford Art Spaces
April 23, 2010 to June 24, 2010, Stanford Art Spaces features this exhibit:

Prakash Chandras
Paintings & Sculpture
Lea Feinstein
Paintings
Mark A. Lightfoot
Paintings

Central Park © 2010 Prakash Chandra

Madden Drive © 2010 Lea Feinstein

Life of Forms I © 2010 Mark A. Lightfoot


This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus, primarily in the Paul G. Allen building (C.I.S.). The building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or

Prakash Chandras
 
Taj Mahal © 2010 Prakash Chandras

“Creating is a spontaneous urge that transcends place and material. Influenced by the art of Vishnu Chinchalakar of Indore, I use whatever I can lay my hands on at that moment. This process has evolved into creations in watercolors, paintings, collages and sculptures in sheet metal, marble and wood. Beauty is everywhere, from the odd to the ordinary.”

Chandras defines “Linearism” as the extensive use of parallel lines in art. No other artist uses parallel lines to the same extent. His vibrant palette is pulled from the colors of his childhood in India. Oil paint suits his temperament in the painting studio, as it is slow and theoretical. He deliberates over the stroke, hue, thickness and blend, and analyzes the light and composition at each step. Every day he creates a painting of California and posts it on his californiadailyart.com site.

Chandras earned a master’s of fine arts at San Jose State University in 1983. He teaches locally at Evergreen Valley, Foothill College, and De Anza College.


For more art by Prakash Chandras, click here.




Lea Feinstein
 
Birch © 2010 Lea Feinstein

Lea Feinstein’s paintings are meditations in color. They are inspired by regular patterns in widely disparate phenomena – vapor trails merging and dissipating in the sky, rivers joining, blood flowing in the circulatory systems of living beings, sands shifted by tides, and rain streaming on glass.

She paints in repeated rhythms that evoke visual meters and cadences. With careful attention to brush size and proportions, she captures spontaneous gestures on raw synthetic tyvek. Repeated washes of pigment create overlapping transparent screens that produce an illusion of spatial depth. The unpredictable play of drip and flow creates luminous color patterns with musical and emotional overtones. Knowing that her right hand is the hand of intention, Lea paints with her left – the hand of revelation.

Lea is a former faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Georgetown University. She currently writes about contemporary art for SF Weekly and ARTnews. She has a BA in Art History from Wellesley College, and a MA in Fine Arts from George Washington University.


For more art by Lea Feinstein, click here.




Mark A. Lightfoot
 
Nebula © 2010 Mark Lightfoot

“My work is about my lifelong passion for and connection to nature. To convey the sense of mystery I find hidden there, I use its colors, shapes, textures, and shadows as elements in my paintings. Although seemingly chaotic, nature has its own structure. My response to nature’s movement, energy and structure is what connects and grounds me. While creating these artworks I recapture my original response to everything, both visually and emotionally. It is this wonder and beauty that I want the viewer to experience.”

Mark has a BS in Design from the University of Michigan and an MA in Fine Arts from the University of Washington. His work has been exhibited extensively, and his paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and handmade paper pieces are in private collections and public buildings throughout the west.


For more art by Mark Lightfoot, click here.



Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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