July 11 – October 10, 2014
Lamb’s introduction to the art movement known as Abstract Expressionism came while he was a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design in the late 1970s. During that time, Lamb assisted artist Aaron Siskind, who was well known for his own abstract photographic work. While Siskind located abstraction in extreme close-ups of urban elements such as the textures and layers of peeling paint, the build up of materials on billboards, and the gestures revealed in graffiti, Lamb achieves abstraction by pulling back and showing us bigger swatches of land, in color, from the top down. The lines, patterns, and gestures in these landscapes – some built and some natural – call to mind the abstract expressionist style and canvases of painters as varied as: Robert Motherwell, Paul Klee, Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman and Cy Twombly.
ABOUT TOM LAMB
Tom Lamb is a photographer, artist, adventurer, conservationist, environmental planner and successful entrepreneur. He is the founder and owner of Lamb Studio, a successful image and communications studio. Tom is a documentary photographer with a focus on the concerns for the environment, indigenous cultures and the built and natural environments. Tom holds advanced degrees from the Hartford Art School (HAS) in printmaking and a masters degree in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). His work is widely published, commissioned, exhibited, and collected.
ABOUT FOA SOUTH
Opened as a collaboration between Festival of the Arts and Active Culture, foaSOUTH serves visitors and residents of Laguna Beach by promoting Festival-related exhibitions throughout the year. Located at 1006 S. Coast Highway on the corner of Anita and PCH, the gallery has partnered with Active Culture to provide frozen yogurt and natural foods on the premises at their café. Open weekdays from 10am – 9pm and weekends from 8am – 9pm. Click here for current exhibit information.