Private Residence, New York, NY
In this painting, "Chanteuse" from the Simple Exotics series, Asian textiles and organic influences convene. In Simple Exotics, (a “nice” phrase for invasive species) stylized sakura, Japanese cherry blossoms, are fragmented and splintered to reference larger issues of genetic piracy, and environmental degradation that threaten these and all other floral harbingers of future springs.
Oil and acrylic, used fluidly with stencils and porous silk screens result in rich, tactile surfaces; motifs migrate, collide, and reappear. Reflecting the continual evolution of world pattern, Lanzetta is “artist as DJ at the mixing table, spinning and weaving motifs from different cultures” referencing history, as successive layers retouch the past and the present.
1. Amy Chase Gulden New York City