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Randall Lake’s Paris “Rock N’ Roll” Studio Show Coming in April

Randall Lake brings a new show to Salt Lake after his time in Paris.


Portrait_Randall_Lake-5630Randall Lake presents:

Paris “Rock N’ Roll” Studio Show

Opening – Thursday, April 23, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Continues through – April 24 – 27, 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Address: 158 East 200 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Website: www.RandallLake.com

Contact: Stuart Lake



Randall Lake’s upcoming one-man show “Paris Rock n’ Roll” will showcase new paintings

from his recent two-month stay in Paris.

“While I was in Paris, I made a point not to repeat sites I had previously painted on former

trips,” says Lake. “I am especially proud of an oil painting of a single gargoyle from the north

face of Notre Dame. I’d never seen anyone attempt this subject, and it took several tries before

I got it right.”

Since coming back from Paris, Lake has been working in his studio, experimenting with

techniques he saw in Paris museums—cloisonism, the cross-hatching of parallel brush strokes

(Paul Cezanne and Emile Bernard); and painting on paper mounted to linen (Toulouse-

Lautrec, Emile Bernard). “I hope these works will give as much pleasure to those who see

them as I had in painting them,” says Lake.

The show also will feature other works—interiors, still life, landscapes and cityscapes of Utah,

and Southern California.

In addition to the show, Lake is celebrating his 40th anniversary in the Guthrie Building. Built

in 1891, in the Richardson Romanesque architectural style, the Guthrie has provided studio

space for Salt Lake City artists for decades. “This studio has been a staple in my career and in

my art,” says Lake. “It continues to play a pivotal role in my creations.”

About Randall Lake

Born in Long Beach, California, and raised in Newport Beach, Lake studied at the Paris

Academie Julian (1968); Atelier 17 (should be 17) (1971-73); and at the Ecole Nationale

Superieure des Beaux-Arts (1972). He completed his formal education in 1977 with a master’s

degree in fine arts from the University of Utah. Lake received two artist’s studio scholarshikps

in France: The Cite Internationale des Arts through the American Center for Students and

Artists (1971); and the Kathrine Karolyi Foundation in Vence, France (1973).


Lake has received numerous awards, including two awards from the prestigious Salmagundi

Club in New York City; and the Utah Governor’s Award in the Arts (2001). He was named one

of the 47 Most Influential People in the History of Utah by Salt Lake Magazine (2000).

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