A brief interview with 2016 Open Studio Tour artist: Lyndie Vantine
Sluice by Lyndie Vantine
Can you tell us a little bit about the work that you do in your studio?
Every artist who approaches the genre of landscape – whether rural or urban – trods a well-worn path of traditional motifs and solutions by many artists who have created before her. By creating abstracted landscapes that exist somewhere between the illustrative and the sculptural, I try to push headlong into an overexposed genre in an attempt to discover something new.
Heal by Lyndie Vantine
What drew you to the medium(s) that you are currently working with?
I’ve long held a fascination with how painting could leave the 2-D surface and create something “more physical” by inclusion of the third dimension. The form of my works allow me to explore many types of “scapes.”
Eventide by Lyndie Vantine
What is something that you think is unique about your studio or practice?
I build all of my understructures and do the shaped canvas work myself.
What is one thing you love about being an artist in Baltimore?
It mirrors the individualistic nature of the neighborhoods of the city. There are “pockets” of artists, all ages, styles, galleries, etc., each contributing their own unique ideas to the art scene whole. Love the possibility in that idea.
Connections by Lyndie Vantine
What are you most excited about for this year’s Open Studio Tour?
I missed it last year while on a trip to New Mexico. Mostly love the direct interaction with people who come to the studio, conversation, new connections, new information.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Just a thank you to School 33 for continuing to coordinate this event. It is a great opportunity to artists and visitors alike.
Untitled 2 by Lyndie Vantine
You can check out Lyndie Vantine’s studio in the Cork Factory, located at 302 E Federal St. Her studio will be open on both Saturday & Sunday (Oct. 8 & 9) between 10am-6pm.