Opening: Lisa Blas / After lost space(s) / Kai Matsumiya gallery / Reception: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Dear friends,

My exhibition "After lost space(s)" is now on view! Please join us for the closing reception on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Kai Matsumiya gallery.

The show is up for one week only, Tuesday, March 8 - Sunday, March 13, 2016, as part of special programming entitled "Don't Make A Scene". Further information on "Don't Make A Scene" via Interview Magazine.

I look forward to greeting you!

Installation image: Lisa Blas "After lost space(s)" / March 8, 2016 Photography: Brett Moen Courtesy: Kai Matsumiya / New York

Installation image: Lisa Blas "After lost space(s)" / March 8, 2016
Photography: Brett Moen
Courtesy: Kai Matsumiya / New York

After lost space(s) is a project in collage and an installation of painted baseboards and door frames within the three gallery spaces at Kai Matsumiya Gallery. The work takes its inspiration from Guy Mees, Corita Kent, and nineteenth century photographers such as Adolphe Braun, Anna Atkins and William Henry Fox Talbot, and sets the stage where color, activism and the study of botanical specimens meet one another in collage and painting. Constructed on the axis of Guy Mees’s ephemeral works on paper and painting of architectural borders, Verloren ruimte (lost space), the gallery spaces at Kai Matsumiya and their “framing” are activated, along with references to geographical spaces that have disappeared. Typographical fields and images on vellum are united via horizontal and vertical architectural fragments of color, visible from room to room. The highlighting of painted baseboards and door frames functions like a pause, a comma, where the jagged and abrupt changes in the gallery floor plan are pronounced and echoed throughout the content of the collages themselves.
— Lisa Blas 2016

Opening: Foundation Barbin Presents Redeux (sort of) / Kai Matsumiya Gallery / January 5, 2016

Excited to participate in Foundation Barbin Presents: Redeux (sort of), opening tonight. Join us! 7 - 10 pm @ Kai Matsumiya Gallery
153 1/2 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002.

January 5 - February 5, 2016
Organized by: Lucky DeBellevue


Image credit: Devon Dikeou "WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?" Foundation Barbin Presents Redeux (sort of), 1991: Ongoing. Lobby Directory Listing Artists, Gallery, Curators, Exhibition Titles, 18 x 24 inches.

Lisa Blas / Open Studios 2015 @ Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts / March 3

Dear viewers & readers,

Greetings! I will be participating in the annual EFA Open Studios during Armory Week on Tuesday, March 3rd. Opening: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. It is a festive event with over 60 artists who will be participating, many of whom are friends and collaborators.

Join me for conversation and viewing of my recent projects at studio #608.

Hope to see you there!

EFA Open Studios
323 W. 39th Street, #608
New York, NY 10018
(between 8th & 9th Avenues)

Headline, v. 2 (New Orleans), Acrylic on watercolor paper on Arches paper, 51 x 90 inches, 2015


Re-launch /

Dear visitors:

Happy New Year!

I'm pleased to announce the re-launch of my website,

The new site features current projects, installations, exhibition documentation, earlier work and related audio, video and texts. As new projects are added in Current(s), the Resources and Researching(ing) pages will grow alongside them. These pages will include some of my research endeavors so as to provide a platform for sharing information between artists, writers, scholars, educators and historians. The News section will announce lectures, studio activities and exhibition projects, and act as a space of discussion linked to the above-mentioned platform.

With all that said, I hope you have a chance to peruse the site this winter. Thank you!

Until soon,

Twitter: @lisablas

Studio portrait by Ariadne Rigas from the International Center of Photography, Imagemakers Program, New York, 2014.