“Aerial Survey,” a collage and acrylic panel by artist Max Greis. Courtesy image
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LUX’s 2015-16 lineup offers diverse cast of artists

ENCINITAS — The Lux Art Institute recently announced it’s 2015-16 artist in-residency lineup, and as usual, visitors will be treated to a broad spectrum of artistic work throughout the 12-month run.

Beginning Sept. 3 with the residency period of New York collage artist Max Greis, Lux’s lineup includes five artists hailing from across the country — and one from across the Atlantic Ocean. Each artist will reside at the institute for a month, creating artwork that will be exhibited for two months. Each artist will also host a 90-minute “studio series” during their residency.

Here is the 2015-16 lineup:

Artist Max Greis from New York will start the Lux Art Institute’s artist in-residency program Sept. 3 Courtesy photo
Artist Max Greis from New York will start the Lux Art Institute’s artist in-residency program Sept. 3 Courtesy photo

Max Greis, Manhattan, NY

Opening reception: Sept. 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In studio: Sept. 12- Oct. 3

Exhibition dates: Sept. 12 – Oct. 31

Studio series: Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lux’s take: Max Greis’ work is preoccupied with the ways in which our post-industrial world has altered our relationship with nature. He utilizes collage built from landscape scenes that construct apocalyptic panoramas evoking history, war and conquest.


Charles Moxon, London, UK

Opening reception: Nov. 13, 6 p.m. to

8 p.m.

In studio: Nov. 14- Dec. 5

Exhibition dates: Nov. 14 – Jan. 2, 2016

Studio Series: Dec. 3, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lux’s take: With lighting and fluid brushstrokes Charles Moxon’s portraits are reminiscent of the 17th century Dutch Old Masters. Often using actors and models as his subjects, Moxon has found a way to explore the theme of performance both on the stage and in everyday life.


Sophia Narrett, Brooklyn, NY

Opening reception: Jan. 15, 2016, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In studio: Jan. 16- Feb. 13

Exhibition dates: Jan. 16 – March 12

Studio series: Feb. 4, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Lux’s take: The embroidered paintings of Massachusetts native Sophia Narrett provide a setting for what she calls “honest fantasy.” Influenced by Hieronymus Bosch, they envelop her own experience as well as societal fantasies about desire, identity and gender.


Margaret Griffith, Winston Salem, NC

Opening reception: March 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In studio: March 26- April 16

Exhibition Dates: March 26- May 28

Studio series: April 14, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lux’s take: Griffith reinterprets urban and residential landscape by re-imagining a ubiquitous structure – the residential gate – as a metaphor for urban boundaries. She questions the visual borders we construct and their use for protection, privacy, isolation and confinement.


Angela Kallus, Texas

Opening reception: June 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In studio: June 11- July 9

Exhibition dates: June 11 – July 30

Studio series: June 23, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lux’s take: Texas-based Kallus creates relief paintings using cake decorator’s tools. The acrylic rosettes thus created cover her panels in blooms that at once embrace and upend traditional symbols of femininity and romance.


For more information about Lux Art Institute, visit luxartinstitute.org

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1 comment

James August 11, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Max Greis opens on Sept 12, not Sept 3. Opening reception is Sept 11. Hope you can make it. Thanks.

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