58 White Street
New York, NY 10013
About the Gallery
Jane Lombard Gallery has a rich 25-year history. Seeking to promote emerging and mid-career artists across disciplines, the gallery maintains an established reputation for bringing to the forefront artists working within a global perspective relevant to the social and political climate of today.
Founded in 1995 in Soho as Lombard Freid Projects, the gallery later moved to Chelsea, first to 26th Street, then to 19th Street in 2010, reemerging as Jane Lombard Gallery in 2015. The gallery is now located at 58 White Street in Tribeca.
About the Presentation
Jane Lombard Gallery will present paintings by Howard Smith and ceramic sculptures by the duo Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: artists who use their respective mediums as a catalyst for experimentation and collaboration. Smith focuses on the importance of a brushstroke and the way in which marks amass and interact to allow color, space, and light to emerge. His Universes series is composed of multiple canvases dispersed in a variable formation that breathes agency into the viewer. Working chiefly in sculpture, video, and installation, Ibghy & Lemmens balance complex ideas about human action and interaction with playful representations. Their ongoing series Alternative Facts of the 21st Century gives shape to questionable facts, rumors, and conspiracies in colorful, hand-modeled ceramic forms. Each sculpture is accompanied by a backstory detailing the “false” truth it commemorates.
Howard Smith, Light Orange Light, 2018. Oil on linen, 17 x 16 inches, courtesy the artist and Jane Lombard Gallery