Tripoli Gallery

Meeting, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
86 x 74 inches

Bird Call, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
72 x 51inches

Looking Ahead, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
72 x 52 inches

Boat of Souls, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on wood panel
48 x 48 inches

Force of Will, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
48 x 48 inches

Xing Xing, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
48 x 48 inches

Night Vision, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
40 x 40 inches

Creating the Future, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
40 x 40 inches

Boat of Souls #2, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
40 x 40 inches

Genetic Memory, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on wood panel
20 x 20 inches2

The Little One, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
12 x 50 inches

Night Vision

Lola Montes

August 16 ‐ September 11, 2012

August 16 – September 11, 2012

Opening Reception:  Thursday, August 16th, 6 – 8 p.m.

Southampton, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Lola Montes Schnabel. The exhibition entitled Night Vision will be presented at 30A Jobs Lane, Southampton New York from August 16 – September 11.

This exhibition of thirteen recent paintings by Lola Montes Schnabel is a series born from the artist's experimentation with constraints. Lola sets up a single burning candle in total darkness and studies the burning wick as it illuminates the room, forming a relationship between the flame and her painting. She constrains herself further with a palette of only black, gold and tints of white; the colors affected by the flame that is both constant and shifting. "This single candle provides a boundless realm set against the infinite blackness. It connects me to all other humans who have watched a flame in the dark," says Lola. Within this space, she enters a place of psychedelic enlightenment where images take form in the dimensions of her mind's eye.

Inspired by filmmaker, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s notion of “psychomagic,” which consists of shamanic acts assigned to heal one's subconscious, Lola allows her own mystical arrangements to emerge. Her works illustrate the juxtaposition between light and darkness; a delicate and diminutive light that finds strength and expression in the surrounding pervasive darkness.

Lola Montes Schnabel graduated with a BFA from the Cooper Union in 2008. Her work spans various media including film, photography, printmaking, and painting.  She has exhibited her work locally and internationally, including a solo exhibition in New York this past year.  Night Vision will be her third solo show with Tripoli Gallery since 2005. 

Lola Montes
Meeting, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
86 x 74 inches

Lola Montes
Bird Call, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
72 x 51inches

Lola Montes
Looking Ahead, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
72 x 52 inches

Lola Montes
Boat of Souls, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on wood panel
48 x 48 inches

Lola Montes
Force of Will, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
48 x 48 inches

Lola Montes
Xing Xing, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
48 x 48 inches

Lola Montes
Night Vision, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
40 x 40 inches

Lola Montes
Creating the Future, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
40 x 40 inches

Lola Montes
Boat of Souls #2, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
40 x 40 inches

Lola Montes
Genetic Memory, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on wood panel
20 x 20 inches2

Lola Montes
The Little One, 2012
Flashe vinyl paint, shellac ink, and acrylic on linen
12 x 50 inches