HOPE EDITIONS is pleased to present a suite of lithographs by painter George Lloyd. A year in the making; working between the artist’s studio in Portland and Hope, Maine the images reflect George’s long standing commitment to his foundations. Fundamentally abstract and expressionist by nature, the images are stunning insights into George’s past and his future. Wading into the process with the same energy that has shaped his work for decades we published four editions that are vast and exploratory in their expressiveness; expanding the vocabulary of figuration, abstraction and lithography.
The suite is comprised of Figure of Outward – for CO (homage to Charles Olson, Poet of Gloucester and author of The Maximus Poems); Male and Female – for WB (for his friend and mentor Will Barnett); Homestead Exemption (his mediation on the nature of the historic property at HOPE EDITIONS); and The Anchorite (a lithographic take on a theme dating to the 1990s and beyond).
Unique among painters Lloyd is rooted in the Bay Area traditions of the 1950s and 60s and the art and architectural heritage of his native Boston and the east coast. Earning a BFA from RISD (1967) and the MFA from Yale (1969) George moved to Berkeley to teach and found his way into a drawing group committed to the figure, members included Joan Brown, Elmer Bischoff and Gordon Cook. Returning to the east in 1987 George continues to paint in Portland, Maine, is represented by ACME Fine Art, Boston and is currently featured in their Still Life Invitational exhibition, through 3 January 2015.
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