Terri Loewenthal entrances viewers with her magical psychescapes. Drawing inspiration from landscape painters like Alexander Kori Gerard, who is a friend, Loewenthal deftly sneaks her own palette gradients into her work. “As I’m creating these in-camera compositions that involve landscape and color, when I’m moved to feel like I’m seeing the sublime, that’s when I press the shutter,” she says. “When I call them psychescapes, there is a psychedelic quality to the work, but I also like to think of my work as an examination of the viewer’s own psyche. We all have different responses to color and nature, and we all have different memories that no one else can have. Maybe there was a certain tree you remember from when you were growing up.” In the midst of a pandemic, Loewenthal says, “It feels like the thing we really have to fall back on is each other and nature. I’m honored to provide that for people’s psyches.”
STATE of the ART: MEET THREE CREATIVES WHOSE WORK IS MAKING WAVES IN THE BAY AREA.
Luxe SF, July 1, 2020