Founded in 1968, Locks Gallery represents an international group of critically respected contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The exhibition program is a diverse combination of fresh perspectives on 20th century masters, showcases of emerging talent, and new bodies of work from a core group of acclaimed mid-career artists. With a sustained commitment to contextualizing the work exhibited, the gallery regularly publishes illustrated catalogs with scholarly essays and hosts public programs such as artist talks, panel discussions, and gallery walkthroughs. A collaboration with the artist (or their estate) is at the core of each exhibition, allowing the gallery...


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Locks Gallery is pleased to present Elizabeth Osborne: Liquid Landscapes, an online exhibition spanning forty years of her landscapes and seascapes. Osborne’s work has been described as "living landscapes that integrate complex methods of seeing and representing nature." Utilizing a technique of controlled pours of thinned acrylic paint on unprimed canvas to create a staining technique became a vital breakthrough for the artist in the 1970s. Aware of a similar technique pioneered by painters such as Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis, Osborne was initially interested in capturing the light and transparency of her watercolors and translating those qualities to the canvas.

Elizabeth Osborne is a prolific Philadelphia-based painter whose work transitions between abstraction and realism, expanding our understanding of these distinctions. Her paintings bridge ideas about formalist concerns, particularly luminosity with experiential perceptions of nature, atmosphere and vistas. Osborne has exhibited extensively throughout the United States for over forty years. Her work is included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; the James A. Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown; the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; and the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.

Find this exhibition online or by appointment only at Locks Gallery.