The San Jose Museum of Art shows "Frank Lobdell ~ Wonderland"

artwork: Frank Lobdell - "2.22.93–4.8.93 Bleeker", 1993 - Oil on canvas - 84" × 120" - Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art. On view in "Frank Lobdell: Wonderland" until August 5th.

San Jose, California.- Frank Lobdell conjures dreamlike landscapes of mystery and longing. His images—vibrantly colored and fantastical—are simultaneously mechanical, yet anthropomorphic. Though best known for his intense, brooding paintings and personal symbology, Lobdell has in recent years given color primary importance in his work. “Frank Lobdell: Wonderland” is on view at the San Jose Museum of Art through August 5th. Lobdell’s monumental painting 3.3.96-12.17.96 Bleeker, 1996, is the keystone of this exhibition. It is accompanied by a selection of his prints, drawings, and paintings from the 1960s to the 1990s that were recently given to the Museum from Morgan and Betty Flagg and the Morgan Flagg Administrative Trust.