Painter Abbey Ryan, whose parents were friends of Lax, traveled to
Patmos in 2017 to visit his former home and complete a series of
paintings loosely based on his poem “the light / the shade.” Now, 14
landscapes and still lifes from that series are on display in the Quick
Center at St. Bonaventure University in Lax’s hometown, Olean, NY. The
show runs March 25-June 2, 2019. Abbey will be on campus Thursday, April
11 for a 3 p.m. gallery talk.
You’ll find full information about the exhibit here–and more about Abbey and her Lax project here. If you like what you see and read, check out Abbey’s website, where you can view (and purchase!) more of her magnificent works.
Abbey’s work has been featured in a number of publications, including Oprah Magazine, Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are You Indispensible?, FOX’s Good Day Philadelphia, BoingBoing, Artists & Illustrators, Making It In the Art World, New Markets For Artists, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her art is in more than 1,300 private and museum collections on six continents.