David Kroll’s Elegant Still Lifes Offer Memories of a Magical World That Never Was—See Them Here

Show of the Day: “Bouquets” is on view at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago.

David Kroll, Untitiled (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.
David Kroll, Untitiled (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

DAVID KROLL

“Bouquets”
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago
Through December 21

What the Gallery Says: “Kroll’s paintings are of internal worlds. They are of private memories trapped, as if in amber, within a time of glowing solitude—a proto-Romanticist’s recollection in a moment of tranquility. Within that solitary moment the hushed expectancy in Kroll’s paintings settles over scale shifts in which fore-, mid- and background space mesh as a seamless whole.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: Well, for one thing, the paintings are beautiful, both whimsical and with a sense of the fragile power of the imagination.

What It Looks Like:

Installation view. Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

Installation view. Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Bouquet and Nests (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Bouquet and Nests (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Bowl and Nuthatch (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Bowl and Nuthatch (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

 

David Kroll, Oranges (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Oranges (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Butterflies and Bowl (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Butterflies and Bowl (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Egret and Flowers (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Egret and Flowers (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Bouquet and Bowl (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Bouquet and Bowl (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Fish and Bowl (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

David Kroll, Fish and Bowl (2017). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

Installation view. Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

Installation view. Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.


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