Artist Lori Markman’s solo exhibition “Magical Landscapes” opens Friday, July 7 at Sasse Museum of Art, 300 Thomas Street, Pomona, CA. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 8 from 5-9 pm- concurrent with the Pomona Art Walk. Gallery hours are Friday to Sunday, 1 to 4 pm. There is street parking, a parking lot at 196 East 3rd St, and several other parking lots close to the Museum.
“In this series, I wanted to explore how art-- in a chaotic world that is hyperconnected though technology, yet, on a human level, feels so disconnected-- can allow us to re-connect to our inner selves and to others in a deep, peaceful and meaningful way. I wanted to explore the power of images to heal ourselves.” Lori Markman
Lori Markman’s Magical Landscapes offers viewers a welcome respite from the continual daily barrage of current events. Begun during the global pandemic-the series is a response to the ongoing negative social, political, and global conditions coupled with the need for harmonious human connection and goodwill. Inspired by the harmony, tranquility and balance of traditional Japanese landscape art, these landscape collages are seductive in their serenity, yet playful spatially. Completely contemporary, yet providing a satisfying connection to history, tradition and the meditative, spiritual qualities of nature, Markman’s art invites the viewer to find magic and peace within themselves.
Markman begins with an ordinary landscape image that resonates with her. Guided by sensitivity, flow and imagination, that image becomes a springboard to create an entirely different landscape. Using a variety of materials including pencil, paint, text. greeting cards, Japanese prints and other collected papers, she creates a magical place of illogical scenery, in space that is both definite and ambiguous. By ostensibly looking outside at the quiet landscape, Markman mines a contemplative and meditative world that rewards deep looking.
Lori Markman is a painter, graphic and mixed media collage artist whose work has been exhibited nationwide and can be found in many private collections both nationally and internationally. Born and based in Los Angeles, she received a BFA in Painting from UCLA along with an award for Special Achievement in Art. Markman has shown her work nationally in solo shows, small group shows as well as larger juried group shows, including at Thatcher Art Gallery, UCFS, Riverside Art Museum, Niu Art Museum, Masur Museum of Art, Annmarie Sculpture Gardens & Arts Center in Association with The Smithsonian, Maryland Center for the Arts, Shockboxx Gallery and Launch LA in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles. Her work has been reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, and by the University of California at San Francisco, Department of Art. She has received Juror’s Awards for her art by ShockBoxx Gallery, and NIU Art Museum.
Sasse Museum of Art
Progress Building / Basement Level
300 South Thomas Street
Pomona, CA 91766