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Exhibits from Robert Taub and Don Kennell at Lois Lambert Gallery

March 14, 2014 by Megan Koester in Upcoming Events with 0 Comments

The Lois Lambert Gallery presents solo exhibitions by two artists – Robert Taub’s The Earth Sings a Sad Song, Europe 1919-1945 and Don Kennell’s Bird’s the Word. An opening reception for both exhibits will take place in the gallery from 6 to 9PM on Saturday, March 15th – both shows will run through May 11th.

Robert Taub, Burning of the Warsaw Ghetto, Passover 1943

Robert Taub, Burning of the Warsaw Ghetto, Passover 1943

Working in graphite, Robert Taub has created a collection of 40 11” x 15” drawings on paper. These works narrate and document scenes in Europe between 1919 -1945. The subjects range from ravages of war, the Holocaust, and the political and social upheaval of Europe during that time.

Robert Taub, Burning of Books at the Opernplatz, May 10, 1933

Robert Taub, Burning of Books at the Opernplatz, May 10, 1933

In this collection, he switches from his usual larger scale, brightly colored paintings, to smaller works in order to evoke a more still and reflective atmosphere. The use of graphite helps Taub capture the morose nature of the era by creating hazy planes that blur and fade the surface of the drawings. The subjects of the drawings are deeply personal, as Taub tries to figure out the provocations behind anti-Semitism and the transition of the glory years of Europe to its war-torn aftermath.

Don Kennell, Royal Hummer

Don Kennell, Royal Hummer

Working with upcycled sheet metal, copper, and steel found along the highway during his travels in the West, Don Kennell has created a collection of 25 bird sculptures.

Don Kennell, One Good Tern

Don Kennell, One Good Tern

Kennell’s many car trips inspired him to create sculptures that, for the artist, embody the spirit of the West, and symbolize the freedom of the open road. The lettering and brilliant colors Kennell paints on the wings and bodies of his sculptures are homage to the traffic signs that dot the highway. Scrambling the text encourages the viewer to interact with the artwork and decipher it’s meaning. For Kennell, upcycling and art go hand in hand.

Lois Lambert Gallery
Bergamot Station E3, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
http://www.loislambertgallery.com/

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