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Martin Lawrence Galleries Schaumburg Raises Valentine's Day to an Art Form!

Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG) - Schaumburg, Illinois is celebrating romance all February long, as it proudly presents an exhibition featuring never-before-seen original paintings from René Lalonde, dedicated to the "Art of Love"

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Chicago, Illinois, Jan. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

   Curated entirely from MLG’s extensive collection of works, the gallery (located in the Woodfield Mall) will also host the Artist, in person, on February 10, from 6pm-8pm 

René Lalonde, Mushroom Mystery, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

René Lalonde, Sunset in Modernopolis, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 48 inches


“I once thought if I ever wrote a book on my life one day, I would want it entitled “The extraordinary story of an ordinary life.”-René Lalonde

 Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG) discovered the glory of Rene Lalonde at the New York Art Expo nearly 20 years ago, and has been exclusively showcasing his work ever since. Blending the traditions of surrealism, cubism and fauvism, Lalonde grabs viewers with both the emotional force of vivid and unusual color and the simplicity of flattened out planes.  And along the way, it charges everyday life with extraordinary intensity. Lalonde's work inspires joy and elicits smiles. Lalonde is an artist who works with the vibrancy and intensity of color, yet somehow projects a sense of calm, serenity-an easygoing buoyancy-in his work. His use of house imagery intentionally conjures up coziness, warmth and the security we are all searching for in life.

“The primary goal for me is to create images with one idea in mind – To bring a sense of pleasure to the viewer, whether it is peace or joy or stillness”.-René Lalonde

  Rene Lalonde was born into a working-class Montreal family, and bought his first serious sets of paints, brushes and canvases at age 12. As the 1960s unfolded, Lalonde was swept up in the excitement of rock and roll, the Beatles and the artistic movements that helped spawn the psychedelic revolution. His works “Isn’t Love All We Need” and “Sunset in Modernopolis” are influenced by his fauvist approach with color values and characteristics that are precise and descriptive. He attended the L’Ecole du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal-a school attached to The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts-and discovered the Cubism of Picasso and the color and infused light of Parrish and Chagall. To date, his career includes over 175 solo exhibits worldwide.

Come join Martin Lawrence Galleries for a memorable exhibition by contemporary artist René Lalonde showcasing fascinating new original works on canvas. Celebrate with the special people in your lives and celebrate “The Art of Love”.

Martin Lawrence Galleries + 5 Woodfield Mall (second Level next to Nordstrom) Schaumburg, Illinois


About Martin Lawrence Galleries

Since 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine galleries nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui and online at, has assisted and advised collectors in acquiring fine art. (MLG), with its unparalleled collection of treasures, specializes in unique paintings and limited-edition graphics and sculpture by Warhol, Haring, Murakami, Chagall, Picasso and Erté. Over the last 15 years, it has lent nearly 250 artworks by 16 different artists to 32 museums around the world, and proudly publishes works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde and Deyber. For more information visit

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For more Information or an interview and/or gallery tour, contact Katia Graytok: 203.989.2073 NOTE: High-resolution images of all artists work represented by Martin Lawrence galleries are available upon request.


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Katie Graytok
Martin Lawrence Galleries

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