Current Exhibition

  • FRED

  • acrylic on wood panel
  • April 2 - May 1
  • Opening Reception: April 2, 6 - 8 PM

Fred Lisaius’, “Arbor Vitae” explores the rapidly changing concepts of family, genetics, and spirituality in the 21st century. Arbor vitae (Latin meaning Tree of Life) is a common motif that appears in many world philosophies, theologies, and mythologies. In context of the exhibition, this device is used as a metaphor for the interconnectedness of all forms of life through a common ancestry. The trees that Lisaius depicts foster many different species of flora and fauna growing and living harmoniously. Lisaius finds that his connection to the beauty of life comes from an immersive study of nature, away from the distractions of day-to-day life.