I am excited to invite you to my first solo exhibition in Boise at Evermore Gallery (780 W Main Street) from March 7-29. Please join me for the opening reception on First Thursday, March 7, from 5-9 pm. Land Alive is a collection of abstract landscape collages I created over the last two years that document how I see and experience nature. I hope you can stop by to see the new pieces I've been working on!
Land Alive reveals the transformative qualities of nature, specifically the rich contours and textures of the mountains, and the constant changes they undergo. Lorelle's creative process strives to integrate the spontaneity of the natural world and is based on her experience in the backcountry. Hiking enables her to become fully immersed in the moment— focusing on her body, breath, surroundings, and destination. While ascending, mountain contours begin to flood her field of vision. Rau says that form, color, and shape surround her, and she is consumed by the vastness of space. Line allows her to study the landscape at a distance; texture permits her to investigate her surroundings more deeply. This series of collages references how Lorelle sees and experiences the mountains and how she explores the feeling of being present in nature.