Angela Lackey is a great observer, she paints contemporary landscape-like images from her memory and imagination. Morphing the reality of what she sees into a framework of her own image language, a sense of corporeality is infused into the paintings like remembering a place you’ve been. Applying her secret formula to small and large surfaces, each painting is evocative of a time and place.
The Fishtown Airways Gallery is a wonderful space to show art with high long walls painted a buttery tone and large windows facing oncoming traffic on a corner of East Girard Avenue – great exposure and really friendly people. Maryanne took DoN on a tour of a soon to open authentic ice cream parlor down the block, authentic counter with pink & gray formica and cool pics of Philly music legends line the walls. The neighborhood vibe is family oriented, it’s cool that an art gallery is part of the infrastructure.
Angela Lackey & DoN @ Fishtown Airways Gallery, June 1st Friday. Photo by Peter Prusinowski.