Recent Works By Lorena Salcedo-Watson

June 27 - August 11

Opening Reception

Thursday, June 27

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ArTalk and Print Demonstration

Saturday, July 20

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The opening reception and ArTalk will be free and open to the public.

Free food and refreshments provided.

Morphologies is Lorena Salcedo-Watson’s first solo exhibition at Gallery North. The exhibition features large drawings, small
lithographs, and etchings. Salcedo-Watson awakens curiosity in viewers through her fascination with anatomy, botany, and entomology which she uses to communicate the complexities of the human experience. She utilizes chiaroscuro to create dramatic contrast between light and shadow, revealing layers and structures of organisms. Human, animal, and plant forms merge and emerge to convey complex relationships and experiences including growth, transformation, loss, motherhood, and symbiosis. In her work Let It Go, for example, Salcedo-Watson depicts a crouching human form from which a cloud of seeds erupts. Their dispersal simultaneously expresses grief, potential, impact, and sacrifice. Salcedo Watson states, “I am interested in revealing our relationship to the world as a part of an open, living system, embracing ambiguities in nature’s architecture." She transforms and re-interprets aspects of nature, filtering through personal experience, observation, and imagination.

Lorena Salcedo-Watson received her BFA from The Cooper Union and her MFA from Stony Brook University. She is currently a professor of practice at Stony Brook University teaching printmaking and drawing. Her work has been included in numerous regional exhibitions including the 2022 Long Island Biennial at the Heckscher Museum of Art. Salcedo-Watson formerly served as a Master Printer at Universal Limited Art Editions and Program Manager at Gallery North.


Stephanie and Michael Gress