Monday, July 6, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: LOIS EBY at the Supreme Court

July 3 – August 28, 2009

A selection of Lois Eby’s abstract and improvisational works on paper and canvas will be featured at the Supreme Court in Montpelier from July 3 – August 28, 2009.

The show will include works created in 2003 as a stage backdrop for a jazz and poetry event, two works created in 2006 before a live audience in Amherst, MA, to accompany a jazz performance, and work created in her studio over the period 2005 - 2009.

Eby cites Asian ink painting as an influence on her work. Her eye was drawn to the rhythmic vitality of the calligraphic line, the open space, and the spontaneous energy of Zen ink painting. She also admires the free form improvisational approach to composition of avant garde jazz, and its multiple rhythms. She writes of her work, “When I paint, I pursue energy, a rhythmic vitality that moves through space and into and out of forms.” In addition, she describes herself as a nature painter, thinking of nature as the boundless universe in which forms emerge and disappear in space.

Eby is represented by West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park in Stowe, Vermont. Her work can be seen online at, at the West Branch website, and at The Painting Center of New York’s Juried Art File.

The public is invited to an Opening Reception with the artist at the Supreme Court, 111 State Street in Montpelier, on Wednesday, July 8, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Supreme Court hours are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Contact: Tracy Martin: 802.828.0749

Above: Dancing in Amherst

Lois Eby,

60 x 44 inches, 2006.

Acrylic & ink on paper