Chace-Randall Gallery hosts Judith Lamb show
Chace-Randall Gallery presents its midsummer solo exhibition: Judith Lamb, new still life paintings in oil, June 27 to August 10. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The exhibition is comprised of 26 paintings in oil on board—images of arranged fruits, vegetables, garden flowers and plants juxtaposed with found objects. The work is both gorgeous and slightly edgy, masterfully capturing the real, but often overlooked, vitality that Lamb’s subjects hold. Her paintings are much more than thoughtful renderings of inanimate objects. They are careful studies of what lies beneath what the eye perceives.
Claude LeSuer, ARTspeak, writes: “Judith Lamb is a meticulous realist who has the admirable restraint never to push the visual metaphor too far. She imbues simple fruits and vegetables with a sense of mystery and foreboding. Her respect for the simple everyday integrity of her objects makes them all the more poignant and symbolically potent.”
Lamb, a New Yorker who moved to Delaware County in the early 1980s, has been painting all her life. After experimenting with different styles of painting, she discovered that still life was the perfect vehicle for her temperament. “I love being alone in my studio, juxtaposing found objects that have attracted my eye with fruits and vegetables from my garden,” says the artist, adding that “creating a still-life arrangement is a puzzle.” When the puzzle doesn’t work for whatever reason, Lamb must stop and rearrange the table. “There is a peace and silence in this process that I find therapeutic,” she says. Her still-life process is deeply thought out and acutely felt by the artist.
Chace-Randall Gallery is located at 49 Main Street in Andes. Summer gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday and holiday Mondays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information please call 676-4901 or visit www.chacerandallgallery.com.