“A mark is the ultimate analog gesture. The stroke of the hand and its impact on the surface it connects with is a constant I embrace regardless of the medium with which I create my art,” says artist Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer.
“Inside/Out” is a Lehrer’s installation of art pieces inspired by the environment of Sullivan County. They consist of 2-D three screen and constructed shaped canvases with adhered paper works. Site-specific renderings (environmental portraits) are inserted into abstract configurations. The resulting images combine the imagined with the observed, producing a right/left brain mesh or a mind/body sense of place.
“Art has the potential to take the observer away from their usual self conscious frame of reference and illuminate the perspective so that they see themselves in relationship to the world around them from a more holistic and universally inclusive point of view. If I can in a small way seek to foster this potential, then as an artist I have done my job,” Lehrer says.
Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer is a New York City-based painter/animator/media artist who produces still and moving images that encompassing a myriad of methods. Her body of work in painting and performance art inform her practice. Her moving and still art works have been represented in international galleries, venues, and festivals.
The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.