Lloyd Dobler Gallery

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by Thea Liberty Nichols
          The traditionally staid genre of landscape painting initially seems at odds with the bombastic neon color palette and explosive line work of Sebastian Vallejo’s paintings in “LÜX,” now on view at Lloyd Dobler Gallery. For Vallejo, the mountains, ocean and vegetation that comprise the natural world, with the searing brightness and dramatic weather patterns that govern it, are given a unique treatment, one that consists mainly of highly synthetic media and stylized forms of... [more]
Posted by Thea Liberty Nichols on 6/14/10

Not So Ordinary

by Robyn Farrell Roulo
          Located above the historic Chopin Theatre on West Division, Lloyd Dobler Gallery kicked off the fall season with vibrant new paintings from philosopher turned artist, James Kao. “Ways of World Making” features work from his latest series “Pantomimes”. Kao’s paintings represent the root of the title, “Pantomimes”, meaning a group that imitates all. Taking cues from the aesthetic philosophies of Nelsen Goodman and the artist’s own, Kao builds a world based on surroundings, the... [more]
Posted by Robyn Farrell Roulo on 9/28/09

If This is Nothing, I Want More of It

by Thea Liberty Nichols
Lloyd Dobler's present exhibition, "Pictures of Nothing," hitches its titular wagon to the star of Kirk Varnedoe's book, . The group show features work by Philip Vanderhyden, a Northwestern MFA,  You-Ni Chae, Neil Infalvi, and John Opera, all of whom hold MFA's from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and Michael Anthony Simon, who earned his BFA there.The director and co-founder of the gallery, Patricia Courson, along with co-founder Rachel Adams, are also both SAIC alums. The... [more]
Posted by Thea Liberty Nichols on 11/24/08