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Lois Schlachter, Jed Williams Gallery

Spring’s in the Air, Lois Schlachter, Jed Williams Gallery


Spring’s in the Air, Lois Schlachter: April 7th – 22nd, 2018

Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19147

Artist Reception: April 7th, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00pm.

JED WILLIAMS GALLERY is excited to celebrate the coming of Spring with its new exhibit, a solo showcase of painter Lois Schlachter. Let’s bring Spring in, in style! With Lois Schlachter’s exuberant, colorful work dHer unique abstracts have a meticulously composed, “clean” feel to them, which goes hand in hand with a wonderful sense of compositional whimsy and a mellifluous, subtle color schemes. The distinctive geometric shapes set off eternally revolving fractal-like hues.

According to Lois Schlachter, “Her paintings at Jed Williams Gallery are examples of her love of geometric shapes and bold vibrant color. These pieces were created by letting her subconscious mind guide her hand. She works directly on the canvas, continually drawing throughout the painting process. The use of line and color help to navigate the viewer across the canvas providing an avenue to discover one fun spot after another.”

Lois Schlachter, Jed Williams GalleryTravel Dreams, Lois Schlachter, acrylic on canvas

This painting is “Travel Dreams” and will be on display at Jed Williams Gallery. How do I do whatI do? I start by heavily coating the canvas. Then, whatever paint is left on my pallet from my previous painting I start applying it to the canvas. I am not really thinking about anything, I’m just having fun. It’s kind of like doodling. Sometimes I’ll splatter the paint and let it run. It is all very loose. Most of the time, I have no preconceived plan or idea. I allow my subconscious mind to wonder. I go to the part of myself that is the child, uninhibited and painting to please myself. Sometimes I get lucky and it starts to look like something. – Lois Schlachter

Lois Schlachter, Jed Williams GalleryFeathered Friends, Lois Schlachter, acrylic on canvas

Lois Schlachter, Jed Williams GalleryGuardian Angels, Lois Schlachter, acrylic on canvas

This piece is “Guardian Angels”. With all three paintings, early on, they started to look like something. At this point, it’s time to get serious and I really start to work the line. The more that I work in a geometric format, the more I understand that shapes and lines are related and it is up to me to find that relationship. It’s time to work the color, balance the forms, study the positive and negative spaces and get a rhythm going. Depending on the size of the piece, I have likely been working for a few weeks and there are many more weeks of work ahead. – Lois Schlachter

About Lois Schlachter

Lois Schlachter is a graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Philadelphia College of Art now the University of the Arts. She is a prolific painter working primarily in acrylic and considers herself as an Abstract Expressionist. Previous exhibitions include GoggleWorks’ “Artists Equity” Show (Reading, PA, 2013). In 2014 she received four Special Recognition Awards in the “16th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International Art Exhibition” hosted by Upstream People Gallery.

About Jed Williams Gallery

Jed Williams Gallery is a unique art space owned and operated since 2010 by artist Jed Williams. In it Jed Williams showcases up and coming and inspiring artists from the local area including Jed Williams himself, along with providing a look into the workings of an actual artist studio. The gallery shows a variety of thoughtful, cutting edge works in various media with a focus on abstract painting and mixed medium.

Jed Williams Gallery also involves the community through art workshops, as well as local music and fashion talents with free music events, parties, trunk shows. Jed Williams Gallery is part of the revitalization of Bainbridge St., just one block south of South St. It aims to contribute to the vitality and unique, fun spirit of Bainbridge St. and the Queen Village/Bella Vista neighborhood.

Jed Williams Gallery has shown local talents such as Kevin Broad, Lorraine Glessner, Dennis Flynn, David Stanley Aponte, and more.  The gallery has also collaborated with social/art non-profit organizations such as Philly Stewards, InLiquid, Project HOME, and Art Sphere, Inc., other art venues such as the Hex Factory, and curators such as Sean Stoops and Anna Cherniahivsky.

Thank you to Lois Schlachter and Jed Williams for the content of this post.

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Summer Time, 10th Annual Community Juried Art Show

Summertime, 10th Annual Community Juried Art Show at Off the Wall Gallery at Dirty FranksNE Corner, 13th and Pine Streets, Philadelphia, May 31st through July 31st, 2015. Artist reception June 4th, 7:00 – 10:00pm.

SummertimeOff the Wall Gallery at Dirty Franks brings together the work of 45 talented artists across a range of media.

Amanda Abramson, James Biglan, Robert Bohne, Meryl Bonderow, DoN Brewer, Nick Brown, Paula Brumbelow Burns, Jackie Cassidy, Matt Cohen, Robert Critchlow, Lori Evensen, Rachel Glidden, Bob Gorchov, Rich Gunning, Diana Hamm, Erica Harney, Cynthia Harvey, Jen Hess, Bob Jackson,Thérèse Lavery, Robert Yong Lee, Barbara Lekus, Carla Liguori, Patricia Show Lima, Katy C. Lin, Rob Lybeck, Elizabeth H. MacDonald, Dan McCartney, Janice R. Moore, Michael Nathan, Sarah Watkins Nathan, Annette Newman, Tri Nguyen, A. V. Nowak, Alexandra Orgera, Fernando Poyatos, Karen Rodewald, Riikka Salo, Lois Schlachter, Julius Scissor, Al Stegeman, Emi Travalia, Vlad, Harvey Weinreich, Woodley White

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Lois Schlachter at Art at Valley Lake GalleryLois SchlachterSheets in the Wind, acrylic, 12″ x 9″

An Exhibition of Work by Lois Schlachter at Art at Valley Lake Gallery, 3 Village Road Horsham, PA 19044 215-260-5631. October 2nd thru November 30th, 2014

Art at Valley Lake Gallery is sponsored and operated by the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer.  The Gallery features the works of local artists and provides ongoing opportunities for artists to showcase their work. The Gallery also offers educational opportunities, including: art lessons, guest speakers, demonstrations and films on various art topics.” – Art at Valley Lake Gallery

“I would describe myself as an abstract expressionist, painting because I must paint, as I must breathe, spontaneously, directly from my hand to the canvas. Compositions develop as I work. All of my work is original and one of a kind. It is my opinion; no work of art is ever completed.” – Lois Schlachter

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Saturday 9:30AM – 2:00PM
  • or by appointment

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11th, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Artist Talk: Lois SchlachterAbstract Visions and the Business of ArtSaturday, November 22nd, 10:00AM

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