Abstract Installation on Display in AU Gallery

Abstract Installation on Display in AU Gallery



“Another Day, Another Question,” an abstract installation by Paul Lorenz, internationally acclaimed artist and professor of art for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, will be on display in the Cortona Art Gallery at Ashford University May 9-Aug. 26. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Aug. 26 from 4-6 p.m. in the art gallery.

“Abstraction is not a style, but a state of mind…a way of thinking about action, time and circumstance, confidence and risk-taking, boldness and subtlety,” Lorenz said. “A mark, leads to a color, which leads to a space. A line leads to another line, which forms a plane that may cover a space. The spaces combine through tool and media and a new vista is created. The combinations are limitless, though the growth follows a logic and rhythm. The result carries visual threads that lead our eye from one moment in time to the next. What similarities are born in a minute, day or week of progress?”

With an education in Bauhaus architecture and fine art, Lorenz has carved a unique niche in the international art world: bridging the principals and immediacy of painting and drawing with the logic and detail of architecture. The final image is a balance of physical structure and visual manipulation. This balance, explored through numerous media, always allows the process to be the final subject.

Lorenz was born in Chicago and has lived and worked in Chicago, Berkeley, CA and now Paducah, KY. After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, he went on to study oil painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the International School of Art in Italy and the University of California, Berkeley. After winning a fifth place medal for painting at the Florence Biennale in 2001, he developed classes in abstraction for the MFA program for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he currently teaches through its cyber-campus.

The artist is a member of Pintura Fresca, an international group of abstract painters, exhibiting worldwide, with past exhibitions in Singapore, England and the USA. His first solo exhibition was in Toulouse, France in May, 2009 and he has hosted conferences on abstraction at the 2007 and 2009 Florence Biennales.

About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

“Another Day, Another Question,” an abstract installation by Paul Lorenz, internationally acclaimed artist and professor of art for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, will be on display in the Cortona Art Gallery at Ashford University May 9-Aug. 26. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Aug. 26 from 4-6 p.m. in the art gallery.

“Abstraction is not a style, but a state of mind…a way of thinking about action, time and circumstance, confidence and risk-taking, boldness and subtlety,” Lorenz said. “A mark, leads to a color, which leads to a space. A line leads to another line, which forms a plane that may cover a space. The spaces combine through tool and media and a new vista is created. The combinations are limitless, though the growth follows a logic and rhythm. The result carries visual threads that lead our eye from one moment in time to the next. What similarities are born in a minute, day or week of progress?”

With an education in Bauhaus architecture and fine art, Lorenz has carved a unique niche in the international art world: bridging the principals and immediacy of painting and drawing with the logic and detail of architecture. The final image is a balance of physical structure and visual manipulation. This balance, explored through numerous media, always allows the process to be the final subject.

Lorenz was born in Chicago and has lived and worked in Chicago, Berkeley, CA and now Paducah, KY. After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, he went on to study oil painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the International School of Art in Italy and the University of California, Berkeley. After winning a fifth place medal for painting at the Florence Biennale in 2001, he developed classes in abstraction for the MFA program for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he currently teaches through its cyber-campus.

The artist is a member of Pintura Fresca, an international group of abstract painters, exhibiting worldwide, with past exhibitions in Singapore, England and the USA. His first solo exhibition was in Toulouse, France in May, 2009 and he has hosted conferences on abstraction at the 2007 and 2009 Florence Biennales.

About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.