The works on display at Belloc Lowndes inspire restrained contemplation. Colors are cool; edges are blurred. Landscapes are quiet; subjects are serene.
The gallery features contemporary paintings, sculpture and works on paper (drawings, prints and pastels). Works tend to be abstract, impressionistic or otherwise at a remove from the representational. Victor Pasmore's later aquatints calmly echo Joan Miro. Kathleen Dunn's pastel landscapes shimmer as if rain-soaked. Norman Acroyd's etchings resemble misty, fading daguerreotypes.
Gallery owner Charles Belloc Lowndes shuttles between the British and American contemporary art scenes, showing works by renowned British artists in the U.S. and introducing emerging American artists to collectors in the U.K. Although the focus of the Chicago gallery has shifted to favor American artists over the past decade or so, the gallery continues to represents a number of important British artists such as Victor Pasmore, Karl Weschke and John Carter.
Centerstage Reviewer: Alan Simmons