Zack Lobdell

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Zack Lobdell is an artist based in upstate New York. His paintings were described in a recent article in Saratoga Living magazine as “…nothing short of hypnotic, subtly seducing the viewer’s gaze into a tidal pool of abstract motions, textures and surprising colors.”

– Jeff Dingler

Lobdell has shown and sold his work in New York City, California, Colorado, Florida, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as many exhibitions in upstate New York where he maintains his working studio. “My current work explores the influence of my identity as a primary element of my process. Eliminating the “I” was my highest order, stripping the work down to the most essential gestures created only through instinct and without intended reference to physical objects. The mastery of color and light outweighed expressing a narrative. I regarded the question of “what’s good” in a way that precluded acceptance of “what comes.”

“My audience has questioned whether I’m out of my comfort zone. The truth is I’ve just found it. For years I fought to eliminate the ego from my expression by abandoning all marks of identity or cultural reference. Now I’m experiencing the power of letting go of those restrictions, and freely and honestly expressing myself.”

 

AWARDS

2019 Awarded Grant and 2 week Residency with Chateau Orquevaux in France for  10/19

 

EXHIBTIONS & ART FAIRS 

2021   “FORCE”, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT (current)

2021   “Ultra Local”, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, NY

2019   “Knife to Canvas” 3 Artist Exhibition,  Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY 

2019    Group Exhibition, The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY 2019    “On the Rocks”  Juried Group Show, Susan Eley Fine Art, NY, NY 

2019   Featured Artist, JumboNY,, D&D Building, NY, NY 2018    Art San Diego (art fair), Arte Collective, San Diego, Ca 

2018   REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair, Saratoga Springs, NY

2018    FeatuRed Artist, DzineNY, D&D building New York, NY

2017    “Nature of Resistance”Solo Exhibition, Artlery 160, Boston, MA
 
2017    “Beyond Color” 4 Artist Exhibition, The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY
 
2016    ‘Slaying the Dragon’ Group Exhibition and Fundraiser, Saratoga Springs, NY
 
2016    Featured Artist, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY 9/1-10/31
 
2016    Summer Juried Exhibition, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, Conn. (honorable mention)
 
2015    Solo Exhibition, Spring St. Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
 
2014    ‘Hudson Rising’, Group Exhibition, SoHo, NY
 
2014    ‘VERGE’ ART FAIR, SoHo, NY
 
2013    ‘NEW MATERIAL’ ART FAIR, Chesterfield Hotel, South Beach, Miami FL
 
2011    Group Exhibition, Lucid Gallery, Denver, CO
 
2011    Solo Exhibition, HOCS Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
 
2009    “New Perspectives in Contemporary Art”, Sundari Fine Art, Saratoga Springs, NY

2008    “Local Color”, Mimosa Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
 
2008    Solo Exhibition, Beekman St. Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
 
 
RESIDENCIES
 
2019   Grant and Residency with Chateau Orquevaux, France
 
 
PRESS
 

The Barre Montpelier Times Argus, May 2021 

“The three panels of Zack Lobdell’s “Wild Things” burst with color and movement. The explosion of orange, yellow, blue and green almost fill the canvases, black background squeezed to the edges. Lines of pale yellow evoke that exuberant energy of scribbling with a flashlight outdoors on a dark night, lines of light lingering in your eyes. Amidst the profusion, occasional little glyphs and characters float by. “Wild Things” especially resonates with this moment in time as we move forward from our unprecedented past year.“ – Mary Gow Arts Correspondent

The Artful Mind, April 2021

“I have visited Zack Lobdell’s studio in Gansevoort several times leading up to the show, and every time, there is pliable energy, excitement, and newly completed paintings that have a vivid life.” – Pearl Cafritz
 
The Alt, March 2017
 
“…Lobdell uses a highly evolved technique… to express emotion and evoke powerful, spiritual visions. Three of his works – Sequence, Chrysalis, and The Traveler, which are all large mixed media works on canvas – are stunning.” – William Belche