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myselves: Curated by Joshua Friedman - Kohn Gallery
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Gerald Lovell paints intimate scenes of Black subjects in thickly impastoed daubs of oil. His portraits feature a heightened sense of materiality, which highlights the division between the real people they depict and the art objects Lovell has made. The Chicago-born, Atlanta-based artist, who dropped out of the University of West Georgia’s undergraduate graphic design program, is largely self-taught: He honed his technique through YouTube videos, and Atlanta’s creative community has helped drive his practice. Lovell has exhibited at galleries in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and New York, and his work has been acquired by multiple collections including the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection in West Palm Beach, the Vanhaerents Art Collection in Brussels, and the Wedge Collection in Toronto.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
all that I haveP.P.O.W
2020
Night on the RoofP.P.O.W
myselves: Curated by Joshua FriedmanKohn Gallery
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Sham, 2020

Oil on panel
40 × 30 in
101.6 × 76.2 cm
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Location
Los Angeles
Medium

Gerald Lovell paints intimate scenes of Black subjects in thickly impastoed daubs of oil. His portraits feature a heightened sense of materiality, which highlights the division between the real people they depict and the art objects Lovell has made. The Chicago-born, Atlanta-based artist, who dropped out of the University of West Georgia’s undergraduate graphic design program, is largely self-taught: He honed his technique through YouTube videos, and Atlanta’s creative community has helped drive his practice. Lovell has exhibited at galleries in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and New York, and his work has been acquired by multiple collections including the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection in West Palm Beach, the Vanhaerents Art Collection in Brussels, and the Wedge Collection in Toronto.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from myselves: Curated by Joshua Friedman
Other works from Kohn Gallery
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