November 16 through January 12, 2019, the international group exhibition titled Bloom—curated by _Lo Collective artists and owners Emilio Villalba, Justin Hopkins and Daniel Segrove and presented in partnership with Booth Gallery—will be on view at the latter’s New York City location. The show features the artwork of the three _Lo owners as well as Phil Hale, Camilla Taylor, Daniel Martin, Zoey Frank, Karim Hamid, Grant Yoshino, Sarah Sitkin, Felipe Alonso and Sid Watters. They are at various stages in their careers, but they “all have a high level of commitment to quality. The show aspires to bring a collection of work that will stir the psyche of the viewer to create a fervor of inspiration.”
Among Segrove’s mixed media pieces is the work Philophobia, which gets its title from the word that means “fear of falling in love.” The position of the figure hunched over as two arms—seemingly coming from nowhere—wrap about its body is emblematic of this notion. There is a sense of detachment, of resistance.
Two portraits by Martin highlight his process of deforming and re-creating. According to his website, Martin “casts his sculptural paintings by the mastery of chance and mistakes. His collage portraits breathe a universe of undiscovered human artifacts and transmutational structures.” This is evident in his portrait Sketch XI, which through a swirling collage is abstract, yet representative of the human head.
Frank’s painting Studio Debris is from her series of still lifes and interior spaces, which often depict areas around her own home that provide a glimpse into her personal life.
“Bloom is an exhibition I have been looking forward to all year; it includes many artists of which I was already familiar with and others I have wanted to work with for years,” says Michael J. Ruple, director of Booth Gallery. “I am excited to finally have the opportunity to collaborate with each one of them.”
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1Justin Hopkins, Lotus Eater | for Rauschenberg and Rembrandt, oil and plastisol on panel2Daniel Segrove, Philophobia, mixed media on paper, 24 x 18"3Zoey Frank, Studio Debris, oil on panel, 36 x 36"4Daniel Martin, Sketch XI, collage on paper mounted on panel, 20 x 16"5Sid Watters, Polo No. 2, oil on wood panel, 24 x 24"