Saturday, March 5, 2011

Press Release: LOIS EBY at the Spotlight Gallery Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier

ANNOUNCING: LOIS EBY at the Spotlight Gallery

Vermont Arts Council * Montpelier, VT

March 3 – April 27, 2011

Lois Eby’s abstract and improvisational works on paper and claybord panels will be shown at the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery through April 27. The show includes works created from 2008 to 2010, with one new work painted in 2011.

Eby paints with ink and acrylics. She writes of her work that “several strands of influence come together in my paintings. One is Asian ink painting, and Zen ink painting in particular, from which I learned to see line as expressive of feelings at the deepest and most vibrant levels of human experience. Another strand is African American improvised music; here I learned to embrace improvisation as a method of creation and a well of vital energy. The exploration of abstraction in Western art since Cezanne and Kandinsky has also provided challenge and direction. Tapping into these varied traditions, I bring the utmost attention to the moment when I paint.”

“In addition, though my works are abstract, I see them as twenty-first century nature paintings in the sense of what we know or theorize today about underlying reality. For just one example, string theory suggests vibrant energy and ongoing change at our personal and universal core. “

Eby is represented by West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park in Stowe, Vermont and by Galerie Maison Kasini in Montreal. Her work can be seen online at, and at each gallery’s website.

The public is invited to a reception with the artist at the Spotlight Gallery to be held during Montpelier’s Friday Artwalk on April 22 from 4 – 7 p.m. The gallery is located at 136 State Street and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call the Council at 802-828-3293 for more information, keeping in mind that part of the show is in a conference room and sometimes may be unavailable for viewing due to meetings.