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“A Certain Romance”: Paintings by Fabian Lopez
November 12, 2016 - December 16, 2016
November 12 – December 16, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 12, 4 – 6- pm
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 12 – 5 pm, Sat 12 – 4 pm
Fabian Lopez’s paintings overlap representation with abstraction, weaving together stories he has either heard or read with his own personal experience. There are elements in his paintings that refer to various places he has lived: Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Rome, Philadelphia, as well as narratives of family history, epic period movies, comic books, music and western history, literature and imagery. He says: “My paintings function in this regard, at the intersection of fabricated narratives based on physical experiences within a place.” Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, he was the eighth child out of twelve. Lopez says, as a kid, “The house was never empty and always crowded to maximum capacity leaving no room for privacy. Drawing became a necessity and an entrance point into a world of imagination and exploration. Further, with Spanish being the primary language at home and the influences of both my parents that came from Mexico and my older siblings, who embraced popular American culture in their love of music, this provided me with a rich bilingual and bi culture framework.”
Fabian Lopez earned his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from California State University, Long Beach, CA, and his Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. His paintings were recently featured in solo exhibitions at Temple Gallery, Rome; PØST, Los Angeles, CA; and Artspace Liberti, Philadelphia, PA, and group exhibitions at Icebox Projects, Philadelphia, PA; Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Gallery 102, Philadelphia, PA; I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; University Art Museum – CSU Long Beach, CA; Project Space, Los Angeles, CA. His work has twice been included in the publication New American Paintings, 2015 and 2013. He is currently Assistant Professor in Painting in the Art Department at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. You can learn more about him at http://www.fabianlopez.com.
This exhibition is funded in part by the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, Lake George Kayak Co. and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.