Pop Cubist Artist, Rene Lalonde Will Visit Four Martin Lawrence Galleries in February, 2011

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Acclaimed Pop Cubist artist, Rene Lalonde, will unveil his latest acrylic on canvas paintings at four Martin Lawrence Galleries during the last two weeks of February, 2011. The artist is looking forward to meeting art enthusiasts and collectors and to dedicating purchased works of art.

21st century Pop Cubist, René Lalonde, will appear in person at the following four Martin Lawrence Galleries in February, 2011

Oak Brook, IL (Chicago)            Saturday, February 19th         7-9 pm
Oak Brook Center

San Francisco, CA             Thursday, February 24th        6-8 pm
747 Beach Street

La Jolla, CA                Friday, February 25th        6-9 pm
1111 Prospect Street

Newport Beach, CA            Saturday, February 26th        4-7 pm    
Newport Center Fashion Island

Shows will feature the artist’s latest acrylic on canvas paintings as well as hand-signed serigraph prints on gesso board. The original works focus on a variety of subject matter and highlight Mr. Lalonde’s use of vivid color and illuminating light.

Born in the suburbs of Montreal, Canada where he still lives, Lalonde was a teenager during the exuberant 1960’s. Swept up by the British invasion and the artistic movement of the psychedelic revolution, he discovered the Surrealists (Magritte, Dali and Ernst) as well as Pop Artists such as Warhol, Lichtenstein and Peter Max. It was these artistic and cultural influences that formed the unique artist he is today.

A master at blending the artistic styles surrealism, fauvism and cubism, René Lalonde’s artwork approaches the viewer with an emotional force. Whether it is a whimsical landscape, a morphing vase with a splashy protrusion of flowers or a geometric abstract, the viewer is always left with an overwhelming feeling of contentment and happiness.

Lalonde, who is also a rock and roll enthusiast and toy collector, is fond of entertaining guests with his amusing stories and is happy to dedicate purchased works of art.

Founded in 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries are distinguished in their commitment to offering the very best in fine quality artwork by Picasso, Chagall, Rembrandt, Warhol, Haring, Erte, Liudmila Kondakova, Robert Deyber, Philippe Bertho, Kerry Hallam and many others. They have loaned nearly 250 artworks to over 30 museums around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In 2011, Martin Lawrence Galleries will open their 11th location, a 27,000 square foot mega-gallery in Caesar’s Forum Shops, Las Vegas.

For more detailed information on the René Lalonde Winter 2011 Tour, his original paintings and limited edition graphics or the new Martin Lawrence Gallery at Caesar’s Forum Shops, please contact Maria Saraceno-Ward at 800-877-2250 ext 248. Or, visit http://martinlawrence.com.
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