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CYPRESS — As Lone Star College-CyFair’s spring semester gets under way, so does the college’s Bosque Gallery art season with “Continuum” – A Retrospective showcasing the works of Denise Lorenz.

“We are very excited to continue to bring great art programming to our students, faculty and friends with a combination of virtual talks and exhibitions, online and through Instagram, as well as some physical displays by appointment only,” said Jasleen Sarai, LSC-CyFair Bosque Gallery Director.

The spring exhibition schedule kicks off with an LSC-CyFair adjunct instructor’s virtual exhibition through Feb. 25. Lorenz has exhibited in more than 200 shows throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, India, and Japan, winning many local to international awards.

“My 40 years as an artist has been an exciting journey, where in one respect I ended where I began, with a love of texture and the myriad molecules in motion it always represented to me,” said Lorenz, who once upon a time owned a dance studio teaching ballet and other dance forms. “’Continuum’ reveals a cyclical path from realism to nonobjectivity to abstraction and back to extreme realism. The selected works were chosen to delineate a path for the viewer to trace the development of an artist through time.”

Some 25 years of dance contributes to the love of motion evident in her artwork including paintings, drawings, etchings and collages. Throughout the years, Lorenz said capturing motion and arresting motion have continually played a part, a need for freeing space was important, color was an imperative and composition and texture were strong motivators.

Her current focus alternates between a series of hyperreal rock drawings and more abstract impulses continuing her interest in abstraction versus mimesis, as well as in atmosphere versus solidity.

Learn more about this artist and her creative journey in a pre-recorded artist interview on Instagram at 6:30 pm. Jan. 28.

Although the gallery is closed for in-person viewing due to the pandemic, exhibitions can be seen online at LoneStar.edu/bosquegallery while virtual interviews and live events can be followed on Instagram @bosquegallery.​

Upcoming exhibitions feature artists Damon Thomas and Walter Wagner as well as LSC-CyFair art students. For the schedule and exhibition information, go to LoneStar.edu/exhibition-schedule.

Helping more than 23,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the fifth comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just 3 miles south of U.S. Highway 290. Start close and go far at LSC-CyFair as well as at LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road and LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, located at 5060 Westway Park Boulevard. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit LoneStar.edu/cyfair.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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