Stephanie Lane: Thresholds

On View: April 15 - June 18, 2022

Arlington Arts Center is pleased to present Thresholds, a solo exhibition of abstract mixed media works on panel and paper by resident artist Stephanie Lane. Lane’s gestural abstract compositions feature line drawings that become subsumed into tangled masses of expressive paint. Working spontaneously using the wet-on-wet technique, Lane’s rapturous creative energy is communicated in lyrical lines and vivid swaths of color, capturing the intensity of a fleeting emotional state.

Citing abstract painters such as Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, and Cecily Brown as influences, Lane paints from a place of visceral intuition. Working on smooth surfaces such as panel and Yupo paper that allow her chosen media to slip easily across the surface, Lane shows visible pleasure in the sensuousness of her materials by allowing paint to drip, squish, and melt with abandon. Nestled within her tangled masses of color are simple black line drawings, often depicting fragments of the human form that slip in and out of legibility: the knees, toes, and limbs of writhing nude figures merge with dense paint that resembles overgrown green foliage, unfurling flowers, and raw red gashes. Lane’s images never fully reveal their subject matter, but invite viewers to become active participants in deciphering their mysterious content through close observation. Ecstatic in their execution, the works in Thresholds tread the line between drawing and painting, the literal and the poetic, chaos and control.


Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception
Saturday / April 23 / 7pm – 9pm

Join AAC to celebrate the opening of our spring exhibitions! The reception runs from 7pm to 9pm and guests are asked to register for the 7pm-8pm or 8pm-9pm time slot. Registration is required, capacity will be limited, and guests will be required to remain masked while indoors and not eating or drinking. Register here to attend.



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Artist Talks with Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie

Saturday / October 21 / 1pm-3pm

Join artists Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie for conversations about their solo exhibitions currently on view at MoCA Arlington.

Neon Nights: Gala & Silent Auction

Wednesday / September 27 / 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 27 for a special gala and silent auction to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. Tickets range from $250 to $500 and include a 3-course dinner, silent auction, and the joy you’ll feel knowing you’re supporting the museum! Can’t attend? Consider sponsoring an artist to attend in your place!

MoCA on the Move at Met Park

Sundays 10am-12pm

MoCA Arlington at Met Park
Fun for the whole family! No Experience Required offers playful art making activities for children (and their curious adults) every Sunday morning. There will be collaborative, community-built art works, and opportunities to “make and take” works, too.