Lois Lambert Gallery Presents:
Amy Hill "Bohemians"
“Bohemians” is a series of oil on wood portraits by the artist Amy Hill.
In this series Hill drew inspiration from the 15th century Flemish renaissance style portraiture while incorporating the contemporary subject matter creating a contrasting vision of the modern world.
Inspiration came from a love of the fashions captured in the tradition of 15th century portraiture and the aesthetic created by the rich fabrics and elaborate dresses. Finding modern fashions to capture the same impact Hill drew from the sub culture movements, such as punk and bohemian.
Catherine Coan "I'm Game"
“I’m Game” is an exhibition of painting, assemblage and hybrid taxidermy by artist Catherine Coan.
Coan incorporates taxidermy into dreamlike life-size dioramas, challenging how we think about our relationship with the natural world; “what wildness means, what scares us, what makes our hearts sing”. Taking cues from the classic taxidermy houses of Paris, Coan uses her skills as an artist to bring the exotic into the everyday. Catherine explores the relationship between nature and humanity by creating taxidermy hybrid animals, which brings together animals that might not naturally encounter one another in nature and mankind’s history of experimenting on animals, genetic engineering, and animal cloning. Coan places them into her life-size maquette, which is constructed months before installation, using wallpaper, painted antique furniture, altered and framed prints, and mounts.
Phil Kho "Outside In II"
“Outside In, II” is an expansion to the previous exhibition of Phil Kho’s work. Kho is inspired by traditional Korean architectural design, specifically “Chang-sai”, literally translated as the word for a 2x2 square. This particular square is the ratio of measurement used in the lattice of doors and windows. Much like other perfect measures or ratios, this concept of a perfect measure presents a system in which Kho makes his work.
Kho works iteratively and intuitively, where an initial idea is brought to light through the process. Digital and analog media are melded together to create unique window paintings.