Exhibition: September 9 to November 4, 2017
Reception: Saturday September 9 from 2 to 4 pm
Known for her portrait, figurative and still life works, Kovvuri’s paintings are characterized by a direct painting approach that is carried through to a refined finish with sensitively considered detail. Skilled draftsmanship and a keen eye for subtlety have earned her a national reputation for rendering images with a genuine realism and feeling of natural poetic ease on canvas.
Lisa Kovvuri received her BFA degree in printmaking in 1991 from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She began to seriously pursue painting after moving to Sacramento, CA in 1999 where she joined a figure painting group and began exhibiting her work in juried exhibitions and
galleries in the area.
Kovvuri, a member of the Lowell Art Association Inc., has exhibited works nationwide. Her exhibitions include Oil Painters of America; Salon International; The Salmagundi Club, NY;
The Bosque Conservatory, Clifton, TX; Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA; and the
Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA. The Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to exhibit this collection of beautifully crafted portraits.
Image: "Leslie", Lisa Kovvuri.
The Portrait Experience Through Photography: Adrien Bisson
Learning to expose, develop, and print photographs as a teenager, Adrien spent hours making photographs of his surroundings in rural New Hampshire. Before long, he was shooting for and getting published by two local newspapers. At the same time, he was developing an interest in music, eventually studying trumpet performance at Berklee College of Music. He received a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude. Since then, he rekindled his interest in photography. He has built a commercial and editorial photography business and has maintained his passion for creating and showing his artistic work.
Artist Statement: “In my portrait work, my goal is to make a connection with my subject. Creating images of a person is a process; we collaberate to create something that is part them and part me. Ideally, my images will engender a feeling or a mood in the viewer, even if those emotions are a projection of their own. My work must have an esthetic quality that attracts me as well, so my photographic style and approach is fairly traditional, using both film and digital cameras.”
Image: "Caity Pitts", Adrien Bisson.