White Room: Sarah Anne Lobb

September 15–October 28, 2006 320 West 13th Street White Room

Press Release

White Columns is proud to present the first solo exhibition by the Philadelphia-based artist Sarah Anne Lobb. Lobb’s typically domestically-scaled paintings absorb, echo, and amplify the century-long entanglements of non-representational painting. Lobb’s idiosyncratic and mercurial works acknowledge a crooked painterly lineage that simultaneously evokes the casual precision of Raoul De Keyser, the joyful melancholia of Mary Heilmann, and the informal formalism of Bernard Frize. Lobb studied both painting and sculpture at undergraduate level, a dialogue that remains highly pertinent to her work’s underlying formal properties. For her White Room exhibition Lobb will present a discrete group of paintings produced during the past twelve months.

Sarah Ann Lobb (b. 1976) currently lives and works in Philadelphia. She received her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004, and her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA, in 2002. White Columns first encountered her work on the stand of Milwaukee’s General Store gallery at the 2005 Nada Art Fair in Miami. Lobb’s association with the General Store includes her participation in the first installment of the – now legendary – exhibition series ‘Drunk vs. Stoned’, organized by Scott and Tyson Reeder, and Elysia Bowery-Reeder for Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, 2004. Other recent exhibitions include: ‘Small Paintings,’ Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas (2006); and ‘Noah Rorem, Aliza Nisenbaum, Sarah Lobb,’ Boom, Oak Park, IL (2005.)