January 10 – April 2, 2020
Opening reception: January 10, 6pm-9pm| FREE
The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to announce its newest exhibition, Thought Patterns, by artist Lori Arbel. Her work captivates audiences with intricate layers of ink, paint and other markings applied with numerous mediums on canvas. The opening reception will be held Friday, January 10 at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center from 6pm-9pm and is free to the public. The exhibition will run until April 2, 2020 For more information, www.ccpompano.org.
“Lori is a remarkable talent who employs a dramatic way of creating her art,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “She doesn’t use an easel, but instead she lays the surface on the table of her studio, constantly moving around it, working from each side and angle until the artwork is complete. Creating in this manner allows her the freedom to engage in the piece in its entirety and not from just one perspective.”
Understanding her signature style is especially important for this exhibition, as her works explore the inner psyche including the monotonous tasks of everyday life. Using marks and a reduced, neutral palette, the artist delves into thought patterns to question how we connect, respond, and make our mark on the world. Arbel embraces emotional introspection for content; creative expression as dialogue. Pen and ink lines, handmade paper and geometric shapes allow her to express depth, texture and pattern that result in visually energetic and meditative renderings. The imperfections of the handmade paper and pops of gold illustrate metaphor, transforming sometimes negative energy into something beautiful.
About Lori Arbel
Lori Arbel is a native Florida-based mixed media artist and teacher whose works explore the relationship between the aesthetic and meditative value of an image. Influenced by thought patterns and everyday life, her work helps clear blockages of boredom, anxiety, sadness or negative thoughts moving into higher, healthier, positive, happy states.
She lives with her family in Parkland where her creativity continues in her home-based studio. Graduating with a BFA in photography & BS/MS degree in Art Education, Lori has always had a passion & connection for learning & teaching. She’s enjoyed working with young adults/adults in NYC & Broward County for over 17 years. Whether finding joy in the art process or making meaningful connections with students, Lori offers a positive & energetic perspective on life. She is an advocate for art as a tool for positive mental health.