Lawrence Street Gallery
Two Painters / Two Views
Artists Kristi-Cunningham Soave and Leroy Johnson have always been inspired by their passion for life and art. Their month long show at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale begins August 1st.
Johnson expresses his passion for art well. “To create is to live, to live is to create. I see this in art. Art is an imitation of life with no boundaries so be free and feel free to create.” He is a member of Lawrence Street Gallery.
Johnson’s subjects are landscape, portraits and abstract, often combining them all for story and drama. “I enjoy exploring different styles as you can see in my work. Much of my motivation was sparked at a very early age by my first grade teacher.” Gallery visits, family and neighbor support spurred his interest and helped develop his skills.
Born in Detroit, Johnson attended Crockett vocational technical Center for commercial art. His talent is also available for commission work.
Soave recently completed her BFA in studio art at Oakland University exhibiting at Oakland University (2016), Flora (2017) and member of Lawrence Street Gallery. “My work comes from the spirit; a representation of emotion sprawled out in watercolor on paper or oil on canvas using transparencies as a focus on human relationship. The same transparency is seen in my more representational work.”
Soave works mostly in acrylic, often on a large scale and abstractly.
Opening Reception with wine and cheese; Friday, August 2, 2019 6-9 pm
Mid-month reception with wine and cheese; Sunday, August 11, 2019