Borders: Lillian Bayley Hoover at Loyola University Julio Gallery
February 21 – March 30, 2014
curated by Kay Hwang
An excerpt from Ian MacLean Davis’ recent review of Hoover at Goya Contemporary for Bmoreart:
Hoover’s paintings have existed in relation to each other in a way that evokes cinematic montage, using quick cuts of disconnected images, allowing the viewer to draw connections and fill in the gaps. This is a non-linear, editing-based and psychological way of telling a story. The relationship of painting to photography and film is complex, and yet unavoidably defines contemporary representational painting. How we read images, and how “painterly” a work is rendered; these are both terribly affected by an opposition of painting to the capture of image, digital or analog. Hoover is a painter and colorist of great skill and sensitivity, and here, as previously, she defines her compositions through photography. Beyond that, her paintings can be considered as images in sequence, telling a cumulative story through a series of juxtapositions related in theme.
Click here to read the whole review.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 11am – 5pm / Sunday, 1pm – 4pm Gallery will be closed during all University holidays.
The Julio Fine Arts Gallery is in the College Center directly north of Jenkins lot and Francis X. Knott Humanities Center. Paid parking is available in Jenkins lot on Bunn Drive; free parking is available on Cold Spring Lane after 6pm.
For more info, go to the artist’s website.
* All photos by Bmoreart Contributor Ian MacLean Davis