For Immediate Release
September 23, 2019


Gallery West Opens 2019 Season

Suffolk County Community College’s Gallery West opens its 2019 art show season on September 26 with PERSONAS featuring relief figurative sculptural works by New York native, Lori Horowitz who is sharing her cast of sculptural characterizations in an in-depth view of her past four years’ works. The engaging installation will include works from her last three series.

Burned into Memory --  Kings Park Psychiatric is a study of personalities and environments.  Sculptural images digest the posture of individuals while their faces reflect their stories. The process, Painting with Fire are images burned into copper screening creating haunting shadows, translucent images and reflective imagery.

Nurture --  Life-sized, mixed-media, relief sculptures depict individuals in society and their interactions in everyday life. Often going unseen and unheard, we all contribute to make up this diverse and multi-faceted population. Collapsing three dimensional pieces into two and three dimensional space, using photography, wire, papier-mâché, and paint.

Encaustic Wax portraits -- This current series of artworks evolves with the use of wax and metal screen. The translucency of materials enables us to look deeper within these characters. Ms. Horowitz’s sculptures echo issues of isolation, disassociation and violation, vs. confidence, security, and contentment. This series confronts socio/ psycho issues and brings light to the attention seekers, as well as the society’s unseen, creating an intimate view of  PERSONA

New York native Lori Horowitz earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts in Painting and Sculpture from SUNY Purchase and further studies with concentrations in set design and scenic art from Cobalt Studios, Bethel, NY.  

She is a multi-faceted artist, with emphasis in sculpture, painting and set design. She taught for six years in theater, film and design. Horowitz has created sculpture and multi- media artwork as well as theatrical sets for network TV /theater and feature films.

Throughout her career, she continued to produce sculptures and paintings showing her work in galleries and museums throughout Long Island, and Great Britain.

Lori has served the community as an advisor on the Long Island Arts Alliance steering and educational committees and is a director on the board of the Bethel Arts Council. Lori has always dedicated her life to designing and creating art to promote the spread of culture and creative expression through her work.

 

In 2013, she formed a community initiative on Long Island by opening a not-for-profit arts space, Studio 5404. The gallery showed the artwork of approximately 400 artists, in all media created by under-represented and emerging artists.  

After a successful four-year run, she closed the gallery in June 2016 to concentrate on and explore her own work, but continues to guest curate shows.

Lori has been featured in several international publications, in Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris. 

 

Exhibit:
September 26– October 31,2019

Opening Reception:
September 26,   3:30 - 6 p.m.

October 27  
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  
Meet Lori Horowitz and enjoy a Q & A about artwork on exhibit.

Gallery West
Suffolk Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus
Crooked Hill Rd.
Brentwood, N.Y. 11717