The TORY FOLLIARD GALLERY is Please to Announce Two New Exhibitions
September 11 – October 10, 2015. Opening & Artists’ Reception, Friday, September 11th from 5 to 7 pm
Flora Langlois – Paintings
Flora Langlois is a native of Costa Rica whose first inspiration is the natural world. Her Magic Realist paintings depict creatures amidst intensely detailed tropical fauna and suggest mystical tales and magical places. Langlois’s enchanting paintings seek to enter the natural world and explore “the spiritual connection of things natural to us and how all creation is united.” It is the rainforest’s complexity that influences her tangled and exuberant compositions.
In her late eighties, Langlois has been the recipient of numerous art awards. Her paintings are in public and private collections across the US as well as in Europe, Australia, and Latin America. Between living in Costa Rica, Langlois spent more of her adult life living in Wisconsin studying and teaching art.
Laura Dronzek – New Paintings
Laura Dronzek‘s new collection of landscape and still-life paintings are intimate in size, but offer views of grand themes suggested with richly layered surfaces. Her imagined landscapes are composed of the most basic features: a horizon line, a sky, and a subject, but so carefully rendered. An avid gardener, Dronzek explores the core properties of form and color in her floral still-lifes as she seeks out mystery found in everyday objects.
Wisconsin artist Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work is in public and private collections nationally, and is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. The artist is a two-time Wisconsin Arts Board grant winner and a Wisconsin Academy artist.