November 7, 2007
An Exhibit Of Recent Work by Artist In Residence Mary Lamboley At Webster University’s Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
Organized by Dana Turkovic
An exhibit of the recent work by this year’s artist in residence Mary Lamboley is presented by Webster University. Using paper in a physical way, Lamboley’s paintings, drawings and sculptures play with the transference of images intended as a thematic overlapping, and an insight into how abstraction happens. With particular emphasis on the materiality of the medium, her work attempts to trace this process and to become a catalyst for new experiences, pinpointing a personal understanding and inquiry into the laws that govern, how things are supposed to be organized, and looking into history and its importance in everyday occurrences. In the work, Lamboley possesses the power of suggestion, pairing ideas such as politics and religion; a statement on the separation of church and state is accomplished by combining text from the Bill of Rights with a stylistic layer of reference to an illuminated manuscript. This method allows Lamboley to create an uncertainty of and between two disparate movements.
“It is the idea we hold in front of the world that is, I believe," says Lamboley, "where the binary oppositions, contradiction, confusion and conflict arises.” She is also driven by the belief in the power of art as an expression and reflection of life, viewing art as “a way of being, a science, a practice for self-transformation and social change, and a life choice” and using the role of art as an implement and a motive for constant discovery. These elements have become the principal foundation for her creative process by consistently questioning the limits to allow for a possibility of aligning with what she calls “a more sustainable underlying order.”
November 16-December 21, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, 6 – 8 p.m.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Visual Arts Studio, Webster University 8342 Big Bend Blvd.
Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Call 968-7171 or email@example.com
In 2004, Mary Lamboley received her MFA from John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, California. In 1997 she earned her BFA from the University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS. Her recent exhibitions include: Paintings and Drawings, Haley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2004; Overlapping Territories, & Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, California, 2001. Her selected group exhibitions include: Art Fiera of Bologna, Galleria Contemporanea of Pescara, Encyclopedia Pedagogica, 2007; Il Male e Il Male (Double Negative), Galleria Contemporanea, Pescara, Italy, 2006; INSIGHT, Claremont Graduate University Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2005; Engage, Haley Martin Gallery & Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, California, 2004; In Parentheses (from habit to habitat), MFA Thesis Show, JFKU Arts Annex, Berkeley, California, 2004; Scapes: A Binocular Experience, Berliner Kunst Projekt, Berlin, Germany, 2004; nuit blanche: lost in translation, & Ampersand International Arts, sister space Paris, France, 2004; non solo cartoline I, II e III, small art works gallery, Florence, Italy, 2002; EmergeNcY, group show for the Tides911 Association, New York City, NY, 2001.