April 25 – June 7, 2008
Opening Reception Friday April 25, 6:00 – 9:00

Thomas Robertello Gallery is pleased to present Pink Trees; a solo exhibition of paintings by New York based artist Emily Noelle Lambert April 25 – June 7. A reception will be held Friday April 25, 6:00 – 9:00.

The landscape paintings and landscape/figurative hybrids created by Lambert run the risk of complete boundary dissolution through gesture and hallucinatory colors that depict an alternate world in which dissociation equals solace. Lambert’s non-linear narratives allow many points of entry but few escape hatches. While her web of cryptic imagery is drawn from a pool of everyday iconography, the complexities of the resulting landscapes verge on complete abstraction – a process rich with metaphor mirroring the contemporary American landscape as a genetic blend of the typical and exotic.

Visual melting pots cross referencing the real and imagined give way to artificially constructed terrain, both interior in the psychological sense, and exterior. Choosing to view the work through the lens of racial evolution in America, specifically in her home base – New York, Lambert’s work may be seen as visionary in its achievement to blend discordant color elements harmoniously, while defining completely that color is color, in every degree or intensity of hue. The work seeks a complete acknowledgement of the urban populous through the infinity of an imagined utopia. Thus the artificiality of construct and incorporation of acrid colors, independently directed linear webs, and an absolute whole connectedness between disparate elements reveal a keenly delineated but complete perspective. The irony of color and its assumed roles are charged with social commentary and aesthetically reveals a disturbingly beautiful vision that longs for a happy ending, with or without the presence of man.

Emily Noelle Lambert was born in 1975 in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned an MFA from Hunter College, New York in 2007. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Germany, and The Netherlands. Upcoming exhibitions include Seoul, Korea. She currently resides in New York.


NewCity Chicago by Rachel Turney

Emily Noelle Lambert

Pink Trees
April 25 - June 7, 2008
Opens April 25, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Emily Noelle Lambert, March, 2008

This midnight

Emily Noelle Lambert, This midnight, 2008

In the violet sky

Emily Noelle Lambert, In the violet sky, 2008

Trail keeper

Emily Noelle Lambert, Trail keeper, 2008

The night is drawing on

Emily Noelle Lambert, The night is drawing on, 2007

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