LEARNING QUALITIES – Solo Art Show – Lucien Dante Lazar


Samples of Lucien’s work

The show of 12 pieces is open to the public for viewing on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Please email programs@thecommonsviroqua.org with questions or comments.

Learning Qualities
Artist Statement

Lucien Dante Lazar (b. Chicago, IL, 1994) is an interdisciplinary artist whose  praxis is founded in the intersections of art, science, and spirituality. He received his BA  from Bard College (2016), his MFA from California College of the Arts (2020), and is  currently working on his PhD in the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness program  at California Institute of Integral Studies. His dissertation will concern the pedagogy of  spiritual development through the diversity of the arts.  

Lucien’s current exhibition at The Commons Community and Arts Center in collaboration with Thoreau College, entitled Learning Qualities, is a  series of twelve watercolor crayon drawings. In creating this body of work, Lucien  endeavored to perceive both the beings of the spiritual worlds as well as their dynamic  relationships, which he sees to serve as the foundations of sensory experience. By uniting  this creative perception with artistic activity, Lucien was able to transmute these living  thoughts into embodied artistic forms. In perceiving the qualities of the artworks of  Learning Qualities, Lucien experiences that the inspired, intuitive, and imaginative  capacities he utilized for their creation become revealed by the spiritual beings  themselves as the essential expression and meaning of the artworks. The drawings of  Learning Qualities are therefore documents of this multi-dimensional creative activity,  and thus reveal to their viewers, this creative process. As living documents of this inner  development, Lucien believes that others may, through a living perception of color and  form, utilize these drawings to serve a similar development within themselves.