Show of Modern Landscape Paintings at Green Building Center
Located in Lambertville, Green Building Center is a firm specializing in the most environmentally responsible materials and methods of building and design. Their space at 67 Bridge Street shares an array of these products and the showroom also displays the work of local artists. The current exhibit features contemporary landscape paintings by artist Michelle Farro.
Owner and designer Lia Nielsen selected the works for the show and shares, “I was drawn to Michelle’s work first due to the subject matter, and then her use of color. Many of her paintings, particularly those of homes and landmarks, are local to me, and I love teasing out which roofline might be found where. Secondly, her palette, while often muted and gentle, is lovely and evocative of the small-town charm she so effortlessly captures. I have been delighted to host Michelle’s work at our showroom. Good art and good design go hand in hand. Supporting the local arts community is very important to us, and having quality art that melds so beautifully with our space and design aesthetic is a treat. We hope to incorporate Michelle’s artwork into our designs for many years to come, and encourage our clients to do the same.”
The paintings in the exhibition are a mix of canvases and works on paper, mostly smaller in scale and painted en plein air. Many of the scenes are familiar to the Lambertville area, ranging from landmarks like the shad fishery and the pink Kalmia Club building, to groupings of houses you may walk by and never notice. A few paintings in the show share moments from the artist’s time living in Nashville. With a painterly application and a specific lighting in each scene, the paintings work together to create a sense of place that feels familiar and dreamy.
The gallery at Green Building Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit will remain on view through the end of September.