Colorado painter Emilio Lobato invariably refers in his work — if only obliquely — to his family’s deep roots in the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado. He does it principally through his severely limited palette, which is dominated by the somber tones of the Southwestern scenery, and by the Spanish titles he typically picks for his mixed-media pieces. But there’s more to his compositions than that, since his vaguely geometric work not only riffs on post-minimalism, but also tips a brush to his mentor, the late abstractionist Mary Chenoweth, with whom he studied at... More >>>