Shape of Color Base249’s May Gallery Hop

Join us at Base249 during the May LexArts Gallery Hop to see our newest exhibit, Shape of Color featuring Lakshmi Sriraman. This new installation showcases Lakshmi’s newest work.
The bar at Base249 will be open for refreshments.
Artist Statement:
Every single dot is a prayer and every brush stroke an offering of love….
When I see a blank canvas I see a space filled with possibilities, possibilities for life to express itself in a million ways. When I am struck by an imagery that I want to paint I seek out a canvas like a lotus does the Sun. A canvas to me is a fertile womb ready to give birth to life.
I love the colors and the different painting traditions and techniques and the way they relate to and interact with each other. They dance, merging and blending, contrasting, holding many promises for me and the audience. There seems to be a language of love that they communicate through. The contrasts in techniques also hold a certain amount of tension and harmony as they are juxtaposed on a canvas. My work is to seek balance and expression in that context.
To me, the canvas is alive. It holds many layers. It holds my initial intent, my inspirations, and my creative ideas and takes on a form. Even after I have completed a painting, it keeps evolving, like a memory. It gets defined and refined as each person who gazes upon it adds their own imprint onto it. It carries many stories.
My life and art is an exciting dialogue between tradition and change. My work continues to be shaped by my life as a woman, an immigrant, an inhabitant of a diverse cultural space, an artivist, and my deep conviction that art can help us transform the way we live.
As a performing artist, I seek movement and tempo in my paintings, and as a painter, I seek to express colors, patterns and textures in my dance.
Ultimately I want my art to inspire my audience to re-engage with the world around them in life affirming ways.


May 20 2022


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm








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