During the months of November and December the George Adams Gallery presents new works by
Spanish artist, Lino Lago. The current exhibition, Lago’s second solo exhibition with the Gallery,
includes 12 paintings as well as two “objects,” all made in 2012.
The paintings in the exhibition are based on either Lago’s versions of Old Master paintings or found,
vernacular photographs, all of which contain a purposefully disruptive element. For example, in the
“Ciao Bella” series, Lago recreates portraits by Antonio Amorosi, Robert Campin, and Rogier Van der
Weyden with careful attention to their technique – and then hand saws the panels nearly in half. Other
paintings interpose unexpected images such as in “The Idiot,” ostensibly a vintage family portrait
photograph but with one figure inserted upside down into the upper right corner. Additional works in
the exhibition include “Another Crap Painting,” a folk-art style representation of a sailing ship at sea,
“White Space,” a view of the wall between two works of art, and “Size Matters,” a series of portraits in
diminishing scale, the smallest being a self-portrait. The objects in the exhibition include “Museum,” a
store-bought table on the underside of which is an oil portrait of the artist’s son; and “Surroundings”
another portrait of his son on the sole of a shoe.
Lino Lago was born in Spain in 1973, and graduated from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. He
has exhibited regularly in Spain as well as solo and group shows in Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen,
Havana, Madrid, Milan, Shanghai, and Vilnius, Lithuania.
“Ciao Bella” will be on view through December 22, 2012. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday
10am-6pm and on Mondays by appointment. For further information on the exhibition, please visit the
gallery at www.georgeadamsgallery.com.
Roy De Forest: A Simple Life
Small-scale paintings, 2000-2003
Roy De Forest: Selected Works, 1960 - 1964
Robert Arneson: Troublesome Subjects
Three decades of sculptures, paintings, and drawings
Ana Mendieta: Lifetime Prints and Photographs
Please visit our website www.georgeadamsgallery.com for images and more information on the exhibition.