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Randall Lake: Primordial Scuffle

Randall Lake’s upcoming one-man show “Paris Rock n’ Roll” will showcase new paintings from his recent two-month stay in Paris.

Since his return, Lake has been working in his studio, experimenting with techniques he saw in Paris museums—cloisonism, the cross-hatching of parallel brush strokes (Paul Cezanne and Emile Bernard); and painting on paper mounted to linen (Toulouse-Lautrec, Emile Bernard). “I hope these works will give as much pleasure to those who see them as I had in painting them,” says Lake.
The show also will feature other works—interiors, still life, landscapes and cityscapes of Utah, and Southern California.

In addition to the show, Lake is celebrating his 40th anniversary in the Guthrie Building. Built in 1891, in the Richardson Romanesque architectural style, the Guthrie has provided studio space for Salt Lake City artists for decades. “This studio has been a staple in my career and in my art,” says Lake. “It continues to play a pivotal role in my creations.”

About Randall Lake

Born in Long Beach, California, and raised in Newport Beach, Lake studied at the Paris Academie Julian (1968); Atelier 17 (1971-73); and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts (1972). He completed his formal education in 1977 with a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Utah. Lake received two artist’s studio scholarships in France: The Cite Internationale des Arts through the American Center for Students and Artists (1971); and the Kathrine Karolyi Foundation in Vence, France (1973).

Lake has received numerous awards, including two awards from the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City; and the Utah Governor’s Award in the Arts (2001). He was named one of the 47 Most Influential People in the History of Utah by Salt Lake Magazine (2000).

Randall Lake presents, “Paris Rock N’ Roll” Studio Show Opening – Thursday, April 23, 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Continues through – April 24 – 27, 12:00pm – 6:00pm, 158 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Contact: Stuart Lake Info@RandallLake.com

This article was originally published on April 9, 2015.