Solace – Adam Miller, Jean-Paul Mallozzi & Lou Ros

June 3rd – July 1st, 2017

Opening reception Saturday, June 3rd at 7 pm

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Adam Miller, “A Dream Of Paradise Remembered by the Morning Light”, Oil on canvas, 78″ x 68″ 


“Solace”

An Exhibition Of Three Figurative Artists:
Jean-Paul Mallozzi, Adam Miller and Lou Ros

On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, Booth Galley is pleased to present Solace, an exhibition featuring the work of  Jean-Paul Mallozzi, Adam Miller and Lou Ros.  The artist’s work is collectively centered on themes regarding the struggle to retain memory and identity on both an individual and a national level, each artist handling the resolution of narratives in an existential and personal way.

Jean-Paul Mallozzi paints figures that inhabit their environment in isolation, even in groupings that denote relationships. He depicts an emotional state that has been represented by colorfully abstracted, thick pools of saturated paint. The faces and identity of the figures have been purposefully distorted, so as not to be read in an analytic fashion, but rather poignantly felt. His figures find solace in each other, or from within.

Adam Miller orchestrates grand themes in a Grand Manner straight out of the 16th Century Baroque.  In his enormous painting “Quebec”, he takes on the two incredible tasks at once. One, he tells the story of a nation’s struggle for autonomy in the face of racism, class struggle, and the inevitable in-fighting that every revolution faces. And two, he takes on the mantle of History Painting, once considered the highest form of painting in the West, and which has not been attempted on a level this ambitious in decades. The pictorial space his figures inhabit a space that evokes the aerial distortions of a Tiepolo copula.  Miller’s composition features over a hundred figures, from indigenous tribes to influential politicians, all swept up in a Wagnerian operatic version of the Quebecois rallying call of “Je me Souviens”(I remember). 

Lou Ros is a self-taught, former graffiti artist whose Expressionistic portraits and multiple figure compositions are painted in the pale colors of faded nostalgia. His bittersweet imagery conveys a sense of loss, of remembered details that evoke a memory but not are enough to bring it clearly to the forefront of consciousness.  In not saying too much, he says more, leaving the unfinished narratives up to the viewer to resolve. 

The opening reception for Jean-Paul Mallozzi, Adam Miller, and Lou Ros will be hosted Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, from 7-11pm at Booth Gallery. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition is on view through July 1st, 2017.

For inquiries, or to request a collector preview of the exhibition, please email paulboothgallery@gmail.com.

 

Odd Nerdrum – “In Limbo”

 

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Odd Nerdrum, “Solemorte“, oil on canvas, 81″ x 89”

A solo exhibition of works by Odd Nerdrum at the Yu-Hsiu Museum of Art

Organized by Booth Gallery

Exhibition dates: May 7th- August 20th, 2017

 

On Sunday, May 7th, 2017, Booth Gallery is pleased to announce Odd Nerdrum’s first museum solo exhibition in Asia, “In Limbo“. The exhibition, organized by Booth Gallery, will be on view at the Yu-Hsiu Museum of Art through August 8, 2017 “In Limbo” features some of Nerdrum’s most notable work.

Odd Nerdrum’s solo exhibition, In Limbo, takes its title from his painting Limbo, 2006, suggesting that the figures in all his paintings are in limbo. Despite their different appearances and situations, the figures reveal entangled and ambiguous feelings and emotions as well as intriguing situations. According to the Roman Catholic Church, “limbo” is the abode of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls, as those of infants or virtuous individuals who lived before the coming of Christ. They were not baptized; and because they lacked faith in God, they could never be saved.

In addition, the figures in Nerdrum’s paintings are not great personages. Contrarily, they are ordinary young and aged men and women that form a collective symbol of humanity. They live in the limbo of their own making, find themselves in dangerous situations or in solitude, and the only thing they have in common is that they all suffer. Nerdrum’s delineation of the figures’ expression is metaphoric and predictive; and the desolate landscape that is the backdrop of his paintings foregrounds the humanity he has never stopped portraying. While enshrouding people in a strong sense of detachment, Nerdrum’s work still conveys his humanistic concerns and demonstrates the artistic legacy of past masters, which he has internalized and transformed into his creative philosophy and inspiration.

For a digital exhibition catalogue of the exhibition, please email paulboothgallery@gmail.com.