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Brooke draws inspiration from Japanese and Chinese landscape paintings to inform the theoretical section of the exhibit. Those cultures believe that a proper landscape must include mountains and water to balance the passive and active elements of the land. Her mountains have an ethereal, chimerical quality defying the real. The concrete is represented by paintings composed of brick dust among other media, which Brooke has foraged from forgotten and deserted building in Fishtown. After shattering them she crushes the bits with a mortar and pestle and sorts the pigments by color that range from peach to purple, russet to chocolate.
Brooke Lanier earned her Master of Fine arts in Painting from Tyler School of Art, where she spent her first year studying in Rome, Italy. She also holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited her work in PRague, Rome, New York, Philadelphia, and across the United States.