Lois Lambert Gallery presents Vivian Maier in “Out of the Shadows” an exhibition of 40 black and white photographs. The reclusive and undiscovered Maier worked as a nanny in Chicago from the 1950’s into the 1990’s. She took many photographs in her lifetime of the people and places around her, but there is no evidence that she ever shared them with anyone. In 2007, her storage locker was auctioned off and in 2009 after her death many of these images were made available. In this exhibition the photos range in time from 1955 to 1973 in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
In Martiros Adalian’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, “In Shadows”, he uses a combination of brushes, palette knives, and 2’x 4’ pieces of wood to apply acrylic paint to the canvas, creating a multi-textural effect that adds a sense of motion and energy to his large-scale paintings. Martiros abstracts figures and faces within the expressionistic landscapes, creating a sense of shifting movements and unpredictable electricity between the figures and their surroundings.
In “Thirty Years of Deception” Eckert has created a collection of deceivingly realistic sculptures of everyday objects formed in wood. Through a precise process of carving, laminating, and painting with lacquers, Eckert creates objects that seem to move, crease and crinkle. The draping of cloth highlights their deceptive nature by creating a sense of mystery.