Sandhills Community College Art Instructor Lori Lorion will have a solo exhibition at the Hastings Gallery of Art in Boyd Library during the month of September. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 1 from 3 until 6 p.m.
Lorion recently began her second year as an art instructor at the college. Before moving back to North Carolina, where she earned her MFA from UNCG, she taught at Reedley College in Reedley, California and Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon.
Expressionistic human figures are often the subject of her work as she explores language, human relationships and psychological states. Contemporary realities and inner worlds are depicted through the use of bold color, thick paint and lyrical line.
In this exhibition the work evokes a quiet pondering of a basic human experience: that of cycles. Daily rhythms of light and dark, seasons, inferences to civilizations lost and born anew, poets' words falling and rising, time passing, time birthing, cycles of emotional states, bodies fleshing and wilting are some of the concepts considered. Most essentially expressed though, in the stilled movement of form, is the beat of silence.
The Hastings Gallery of Art is open Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m. until 9 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m. until 5 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.