at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
opening reception Thursday September 4, 6-9pm
runs through September 30

Leslie Raymond's new show LANDSCAPES puts the focus on the tried and true theme of the landscape. A primary genre in painting, landscapes generally depict views from nature. Here, Raymond presents a contemporary take on the subject. Broadening the vocabulary of the picture-plane through the use of the moving image, she incorporates video's inevitable language of time. This group of landscape images embodies artifacts of the passage of time (including lapsed time, movement through time and space, and time pressure) while simultaneously considering composition, color, shape and form. Each video loop composition in this series is displayed on its own flat-panel monitor, and is an edition of four.