Since her first show in Falls Village in 2002, Karen LeSage has presented her paintings in 20 exhibits, some group, most solo. Five shows sold out, a record few other local artists can claim. The reasons are several, I suspect.
LeSage’s pictures are beautiful in an almost shy, unassuming way. They recall, some might say too closely, the abstract color field landscapes of Mark Rothko’s early career. And like the Rothkos, there are hidden depths in the paintings. But where Rothko was bold, assertive, insistent, LeSage is gentle, somewhat passive, restrained. And lighter.