Solace: Adam Miller, Jean-Paul Mallozzi, and Lou Rosby Matthew Innis |
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.