Published: January 17, 2013
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Nature never goes out of style and, for Lynn Gano, it has become a way of life.
Gano is the first artist to exhibit for Third Friday at the B&B Art Gallery, 222 Northern Blvd., South Abington Twp. Beginning this week, Third Fridays were created as a way to celebrate the gallery's change of exhibits as well as to call attention to both local artists and vintners. This month's featured winery is the Capra Collina Winery of Jessup.
Gano explained that, although her passion for art began at an early age, it wasn't until she studied in Rome during her junior year at Temple University's Tyler School of Art that she discovered her love for fine art print making.
"In this show, many pieces are prints made from metal plates etched in nitric acid," she said. "Different ways to resist the acid and to make a mark on the plate are involved. In some of the hand-pulled prints, I go back and draw and paint on them."
While Gano's chosen art form may sound complicated, what she chooses to depict in her art comes from the simplest of places, representing the most complex of thoughts.
"I use insects and butterflies as metaphors in my work," she said. "Some pieces draw on classical literature such as "Adversaries," which is based on a passage from Machiavelli's "The Prince".
Besides drawing inspiration from Machiavelli, Gano also cites Odd Nerdrum, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Giorgio Morandi, Rico Lebrun and John James Audubon as her artistic inspirations.
"Art comes in many forms; some of it we like, some of it we don't like," Gano said. "I think it is important for folks to get exposure to all kinds of art and learn. Having knowledge and exposure is a part of learning and there are many ways to build your intellectual vocabulary and art is one of them."
One of the ways people interested in Gano's art can build their own intellectual vocabulary is through a lecture she will give on fine art print making at the B&B Art Gallery on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m.
Third Friday activities will begin at 5 p.m. this Friday evening, Jan. 18, at the B&B Art Gallery. Other artists included in the exhibit include Judith Youshock, Dorothy Sedock, Amy Wyman, Mark Chuck, Susan Vinskofski, Jack Lawrence, Mike McGoff, Jay and Mary Ann Paulukonis, Joe Kluck and Theresa Velardi.
For more information on Third Friday, contact the B&B Art Gallery at 585-2525 or visit www.bnbartgallery.com. For more information on Lynn Gano, visit www.lynngano.com.