Long Beach, California
artist Betsy Lohrer Hall
mixed media abstract painting
Betsy Lohrer Hall is a technical artist with a keen sense of meticulous detail.
"Process is at the center of all that I do," she explains. "I combine randomness with purposeful mark making, art supplies and found materials. The results are often evidence of time —in this case, a specific period of time: the pandemic era. I’ve been making small works that I can send in the mail and work on at home as needed."
As The Courrier itself was developed as a direct result of the pandemic era, Betsy's quarantine-driven painting is that much more relevant and special to our cause. "At the center of this work are stains from two tea bags (red hibiscus tea — which is rosy in the cup but turns a warm gray on paper). The uneven circle is a tracing from something I found in the street, a scratched shard of plastic, made lacy with wear. The smaller circle derives from a previous project where I invited people to whisper through a hole in cut paper."
"Negative space is as important as the positive shapes, and sometimes they trade places ... as in life."
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