For Immediate Release
April 2017

Lynette Lombard
Palpable Terrain: New Paintings

March 28 - April 22, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 30, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 1, 2pm

My recent paintings are about being enveloped by the rhythms I see and feel in a place. Floating white mountain peaks, red carob shadows that wrap and undulate, Tony dreaming, Scops owl’s plaintive call, swelling pink orange hills below jagged cliffs, blue stretching across mucky arid bony earth… these are some of the sensations I find and paint. Most of my recent paintings are from the landscapes of southern Spain, Andalucía, where I spend each summer. The terrain is rugged and fierce; the light is beautiful and sharp. Other paintings are from Boston along the Charles River or Wyoming where I was at the Jentel Art Residency. Western light was surprising: the cobalt Big Horn Mountains contrasted with the snowy hills and ochre grasslands. Rhythms emerge from the process of losing and finding forms, where the external world collapses into an embodied interior psychic space of poetic meaning, and where paint comes alive in its myriad visceral vicissitudes. This process allows rhythms to unfold through liquid, staccato, heavy, slow or speedy fluidities of paint and mark. I mostly paint outside in the elements and walk the landscape I paint to hold a somatic visual memory of place. .

This is Lynette Lombard’s 4th solo show as a member of the Bowery Gallery. She received her MFA from Yale University, her B.A. Honors from Goldsmiths’ College of Art University of London and attended the New York Studio School for two years. Lombard is Full Professor of Art at Knox College in Galesburg, IL She received the Philip Green Wright Lombard Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1998. Recent solo shows include: La Barquilla Gallery with Tony Gant, Sorbas, Spain, Mountains and the Sea, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mojacar, Spain, Recent Paintings at the Rider University Art Gallery, NJ and at the Firebarn Gallery, Grand Haven, MI. She has shown with Confluence, a group of 5 European and American painters, at La Barquilla Gallery, Spain. Lombard is also a member of 7 on Site and the Midwest Paint Group. Having taught at the Chautauqua Institute School of Art, Mt Gretna School of Art and at the Ox-Bow School of Art for the Art Institute of Chicago, she has also been visiting artist at Brandeis University, Western Connecticut State University, among other colleges. She received Mellon grants to Spain and Berlin and several research grants from Knox College to work in Spain and Ireland. Lombard works on her paintings both in situ in Illinois and Spain, where she spends part of every year, and in her studio.

View of works in the exhibition here.

The Bowery Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm. For more information contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or info@bowerygallery.org

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