The Glimmer of Light: A New Exhibition of Lauren Sansaricq’s Landscape Paintings at Saint Anselm College

Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of Lauren Sansaricq’s landscape paintings at the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Glimmer of Light: Landscape Paintings by Lauren Sansaricq will run from September 28 to December 6, 2012, and an opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, September 27 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Lauren Sansaricq, Mt. Chocorua, 2012 (click to enlarge)

The Chapel Art Center has recently featured examples of American landscape painting, as well as local and emerging artists. A native of Columbia County, New York, Lauren Sansaricq (b.1990) trained with Thomas Locker (1937–2012), a celebrated landscape painter and children’s book author/illustrator, in the traditional manner of the Hudson River School. Sansaricq’s work captures a similar sense of wonder experienced by the nineteenth century landscape painters working primarily in New York’s Catskill Mountain region. As Jennifer Krieger explains, “Lauren is a tireless technician who can hone in on the most subtle details of nature within its grandest views. She demonstrates an artistic prowess and commitment to faithful design which is not only rare for her age but also uncommon for the age in which we live.” Like the first generation of Hudson River School painters, Sansaricq has also proven herself to be a true artist-explorer. She has broadened the scope of her work to include locations outside the Hudson Valley, including the White Mountains of New Hampshire and locations in France and Italy.

In conjunction with this special exhibition, numerous special events have been planned. David Dearinger, Ph.D., Susan Morse Hilles Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at The Boston Athenaeum, will present “The Hudson River School: An Introduction” on Thursday, November 8 at 4:00pm. This lecture will provide a scholar’s insight into the significance of America’s first indigenous art movement, offering an important supplement to Ms. Sansaricq’s meditative and technically rigorous paintings.

Additionally, Fr. MacLellan will be leading a director’s tour of the exhibition at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 20. On Thursday, October 25 at 4:00pm, Ms. Sansaricq will discuss the subject matter and technical practice that ties her work to historic American landscape painting, yet offers a fresh look at our landscape today. Lastly, a special music performance will feature American Romantic compositions performed by acclaimed pianist Alpin Hong on Friday, November 30 at 7:30pm.

Since the opening of Nature’s Poetry, held at Hawthorne Fine Art last winter, Lauren has completed her training at the Grand Central Academy in NYC. We’re excited for this next step in Lauren’s career and will be producing an exhibition catalogue for The Glimmer of Light illustrating her paintings. A PDF of the Nature’s Poetry catalogue is available on our website.

For further information about this exhibition and the related special events, please visit http://www.anselm.edu/chapelart.


5 thoughts on “The Glimmer of Light: A New Exhibition of Lauren Sansaricq’s Landscape Paintings at Saint Anselm College

  1. Is there any way to get a recording or photo of Lauren Sansaricq’s lecture about her work. I am a landscape painter and would be interested in knowing if she is using glazes for her skies? If so typically how many coats of glaze. Is she working on a toned or white canvas, and what painting medium is she using? Her work does have the luminous feeling of the Hudson River School painter, Sandford Gifford. Lauren’s work is truly masterful! I wish I could see them in person!

  2. Dear Mallory,

    Thank you for your kind words about my work, I greatly appreciate it!
    I glaze a great deal in my landscape paintings, my larger works sometimes have 15-30 layers of glazing. On smaller works I usually put about 6-10 layers of glazing depending on the refinement of the under-painting. I also work on a extremely smooth painting surface, that is as close to white as possible, I find that captures the lightness of sky and landscape very easily. The medium I typically use to glaze is: 40% stand-oil and 60% Gamsol.
    Thank you so much for interest,

    Wishing you all the best,

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