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Terrance Lindall

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May 13-June 11, 2000
TERRANCE LINDALL RETROSPECTIVE
1st Floor Small Gallery
Opening Reception Sat. May 13th, 4-6 P.M.

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Selections from Paradise Lost

Plates: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Biography

Terrance Lindall was born in 1944 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota, and graduated magna cum laude from Hunter College in New York City in 1970, with a double major in Philosophy and English, and a double minor in Psychology and Physical Anthropology.

Terrance Lindall's surreal/visionary art has been on the covers of numerous books and magazines and has been exhibited at many galleries and including the Brooklyn Museum, Hudson River Museum, and The Museum of the Surreal and Fantastic.

Here are some of the things that have been said of his art:

"Lindall's version (of Milton's Paradise Lost)...is considered to be the twentieth century's most notable contribution to the tradition of fine art illustrations in homage to Milton's visionary genius. " wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_Lost

" It is nice to know there is a latter day Bosch around"-- Dr. Leo Steinberg, Art Critic

" Terrance Lindall’s fanciful illustrations are bound to arouse response & provoke thought in the may persons interested in PARADISE LOST & its subjects & in surreal illustration generally"
--Professor Thomas Clayton, University of Minnesota Department of English

" Clearly avoiding the view that Pop imagery is inherently a sign of trauma, Terry Lindall employs the cartoon elements of style with a charming and often unnerving directness and simplicity, frequently aimed at causing a trauma all his own. This is particularly the case with his illustrations of Milton’s Paradise Lost, with which he reaches a hyper-intensified and nearly hysterical verve. "
--Mark Daniel Cohen, Critic for Review Magazine and NY Arts Magazine

" The high water mark in the Golden Age of this uniquely American Art form.."
--James Kalm, NY Arts Magazine

" Surreal nightmare...DNA seems to have gone berserk"
--The New York Art World Magazine Nov. 1999

" ...since I was a teenager back in 1982... I’ve considered Terrance Lindall one of the globe’s greatest artists. My particular favorite is his intense adaptation of PARADISE LOST, which never fails to instill a pervasive dread in my mind." Greg Fasolino 1997

" Natural insanity" Art Alternative Magazine 1996

" ...eerie, magical, dreamlike, devastating, jarring...Lindall's illustrative style is magnificent!"

-- Julie Simmons, Editor in Chief, Heavy Metal Magazine 1980

" Lindall's use of color & detail to achieve effect, his dramatic compositions, but most of all his totally unique vision make him a new wave artist to be reckoned with."

-- Louise Jones, Senior Editor, Warren Communications 1980

" Lindall's striking and unique visionary fantasy art is breaking new ground in the field"

--David Hartwell, Senior Editor POCKET BOOKS, Simon & Schuster 1980

" My reward for the purchase of a Lindall masterwork has been a cover that draws raves. It is a very valuable addition to my collection of fine art."

-- Stuart David Schiff, twice winner of the World Fantasy Award & editor of the acclaimed WHISPERS anthologies

The magazines CREEPY, EERIE, VAMPIRELLA, HEAVY METAL AND MARVEL'S EPIC, and Rod Serling's TWILIGHT ZONE, for which he produced some of the most dazzling art of an era, are now highly sought after collectibles. The work he did for these magazines is part of the history of an important American art form, which has influenced many young persons and would-be artists growing up in America and around the world.

Apart from being an artist, Terrance Lindall has a background in philosophy and has been active in the intellectual realms of the Williamsburg Brooklyn art community over the past few years. His recent essay THE EPISTEMOLOGIOCAL MOVEMENT IN LATE 20TH CENTURY ART assesses the new artistic trends in the contemporary art world and it’s context in new thinking about fractal geometry, quantum mechanics, historical will, and epistemological and analytic traditions. The shows that he has recently curated, Charles Gatewood's THE BODY AND BEYOND (1997) and APOCALYPSE 1999, electrified Williamsburg and the international art world. APOCALYPSE 1999 was the most lavish art production seen in Williamsburg to date with over 125 artists from around the world and incorporating many provocative musical and theatrical productions. Since then Lindall has produced the show BRAVE DESTINY [Largest gathering of surrealists in the 21st century], the worlds largest show of Surreal/visionary artists in the world (nearly 500 artists). The opening reception was a grand surrealist costume ball to which people flew in from countries around the world for the one night event, including Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Europe Canada, Mexico and all across the United States. The arriving guests stopped traffic on the Williamsburg Bridge, the second time Lindall’s shows have done this. To evaluate the importance of the show he wrote his NEW INTERNATIONAL SUUREALIST MANIFESTO (NISM) *[http://www.cinemavii.com/Events/BraveDestiny/NISM.htm Lindall’s Manifesto], which subsequently redefined “surrealism” for a new generation. He said, “The NISM is a revolution against the long dead notions of groups of ‘Trotskyite’ surrealists world-wide.” The resulting effect was to have members of those groups sign a letter threatening to burn down the show and kill the participants. “Proves what idiots they are,” said Lindall.

Terrance Lindall is a builder of institutions such as the Greenwood Museum in upper New York State, and has worked with Yuko Nii in developing the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, which has achieved international recognition in the emerging art world. A full-page article appeared in the New York Times about their creation of this institution.

Terrance Lindall’s aristocratic appearance has been discovered by the New York high fashion world and he has been in Kate Spade fashion ads appearing in the New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair and several other top magazines. In 2004 the Kate Spade ad campaign was featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in a groundbreaking show “Fashioning Fiction.” A short film on this campaign, “Visiting Tennesee” was produced by Andy Spade.