North Carolina artist Lisa Creed is a designer, a painter, and an adjunct professor of design and painting.
In the paintings on view at Guglhupf, Lisa returns to her roots: abstraction. She works in layers of paint and etches back and forth through previous layers to expose earlier marks and colors. Graphite is an addition that allows her to draw and make notes about what is going on around her.
Lisa seeks both minimalism and complexity. Busy areas contrast with quiet spots. Shades of white initially seem the same and then, on closer view, are distinctly different. Lisa wants the viewer to be drawn in and to visually excavate these paintings. She wants to engage the viewer to see the whole work then deconstruct it to individual parts and then to stand back and see the whole work once again.