Sam Lacombe Depicts A Vanishing Landcape at Boston University’s GSU Gallery

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(Boston, Mass.) — Sam Lacombe’s paintings of signage and other cultural artifacts evoke an urban landscape that is rapidly disappearing. Painted in a photorealist style, many of Lacombe’s subjects, located primarily in Boston and Los Angeles, have succumbed to earthquakes or urban renewal, and survive only in his paintings.

“My paintings have always dealt with recognizable objects and spaces,” says Lacombe. “The challenge, working in this style, is to create paintings which are not merely descriptive, but have an internal architecture which comes from the subject matter and results in something which is more than the sum of its parts.”

Lacombe received his MFA in painting at Boston University. He worked as a commercial artist in Los Angeles, contributing to magazines including American Cinematographer. He currently teaches at the School for the Arts at Boston University and the Art Institute of Boston.

Exhibition and all Gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm; Sat. & Sun. 1-5 pm. For information call 617/358-0295.

Sam Lacombe: Recent Paintings

GSU Gallery, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Thursday, October 8 – Monday, November 2

Monday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm; Sat. & Sun. 1-5 pm

Thursday, October 8, 5 – 7 pm

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