Spring at the Lissauer
At the Lissauer Gallery throughout 2019: free opening receptions on the second Friday of odd months!
The Lissauer Gallery is pleased to present the work of two Northeast Ohio artists with very different styles this spring. Jenniffer Omaitz brings her Intersections to us from March 8 through May 5 and Jim Ptacek’s realism celebrates Cleveland landmarks and architecture from May 10 through July 7.
March 8–May 5
Omaitz’s visually stunning work consists of paintings that explore the ideas of fold, gesture and movement. Color highlights changes in spatial order that appear fractured or fragmented. These states either remain calm or subdued or reconfigure the coherence within a painting. In her work, layers of paint are exposed so the viewer can see a delicate unraveling of documentation and process. These layers look gestural, geometric, architectonic and graphic. They are a collection of influences, passages and intersections.
May 10–July 7
Ptacek has been recording his favorite Cleveland landmarks with his effortless and approachable realism for decades—at least five so far. Through the years he has drawn, sketched, painted or photographed many iconic buildings, structures and landscapes that every Clevelander will recognize.
Jim graduated from Cathedral Latin High School, attended classes at The Cleveland Art Institute of Art and graduated as an architectural illustrator from Cooper School of Art. That training is evident throughout his work, even as he adopts varied media and formats including collage, or expands his geographic focus to other cities.
JENNIFFER OMAITZ: INTERSECTIONS | MARCH 8–MAY 5
JIM PTACEK: A RETROSPECTIVE | MAY 10–JULY 7
Lissauer Gallery at
Shaker Historical Society
16740 South Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120