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09-09_nesto_1Milton’s Nesto Gallery opened its doors on Tuesday for the first exhibition of the year, The Figure Observed, featuring the work of renowned painter Laurie Kaplowitz. Committed to realism using classical techniques, Laurie addresses issues as old as the human race with context relevant to the twenty-first century.

“The figure has been absolutely central to my work in imagery and narrative,” says Laurie Kaplowitz. “The figures are compressed into an interior space, and they have been deliberately made aware and watchful of actions that are happening beyond this circumscribed zone. In many of these paintings the viewer is placed amid the drama unfolding on the canvas.”

Laurie received her B.F.A. from Boston University and M.F.A. from American University. She is the chancellor professor at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth where she teaches painting.