Lisa Marie Thalhammer's Intimate Network opens in Washington D.C.

Lisa Marie Thalhammer’s Intimate Network opens in Washington D.C.

The art in Lisa Marie Thalhammer’s Intimate Network prompts an examination of intimacy and relationships. The artist chooses to paint people from her life that unravel the boundaries between the personal and political. Lisa Marie lives openly as a queer individual, and her work documents her networks of family and friends within the LGBTQ community. The subjects assert ideas about civil rights, marriage equality, polyamory, and gender identity while also disclosing a profoundly private look at the inner workings of the artist’s life today.

Desires for Connectivity: Shauna & Jamie, 2011

This Saturday night Lisa Marie’s exhibit Intimate Network opens at The Fridge in Eastern Market, Washington DC. Including oil portraits, screenprints, and Prismacolor drawings, the work documents the network forming the artist’s life and queer community. Shauna J Miller, Senior Arts Editor at the Washington Post Express and subject of the painting above, writes:

“Lisa Marie’s portraits are too hot to freeze anything. They have pulses and heartbeats. Their subjects – with giant eyes, elongated limbs, bared breasts – exaggerate themselves just enough to tell their story to the viewer: These are our bodies, our sexuality, our connectedness at this moment.”

Opening Reception: February 2, 7 to 10 pm
The Fridge, 516 1/2 8th Street SE
exhibit information here; Facebook event here

Afterparty: 10 pm
Phase 1, 525 8th Street SE

Artist Talk and Live Mural Painting: 12 to 2 pm
The Fridge, 516 1/2 8th Street SE

Peeking into Lisa Marie’s Studio by Sarah Anderson from Lisa Marie Thalhammer on Vimeo.

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