An incredible body of contemporary paintings that explore the universal struggle to retain memory and identity is currently gracing the walls of Booth Gallery in New York.
Visitors to New York City’s Booth Gallery will be able to view masterful multi-figural paintings by Jean-Paul Mallozzi, Adam Miller, and Lou Ros from June 3 through July 1. Titled “SOLACE,” the exhibition is a striking demonstration of how contemporary realist painters use traditional techniques to explore modern psychological and existential themes.
“Jean-Paul Mallozzi paints figures that inhabit their environment in isolation, even in groupings that denote relationships” the gallery suggests. “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 garden 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.
“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 are not 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.”
To learn more, visit Booth Gallery.
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