Northbrook TribLocal: Local artist on display at Lloyd Shin Gallery (January 10, 2010)

Luc poses at his gallery opening Jan. 8 with a painting of Donald Rumsfeld. photos by Jessica Cantarelli

Jessica Cantarelli/ staff reporter

Paintings by Northbrook Arts Commissioner and resident Terry Luc are currently on display at Lloyd Shin Gallery at 1141 Church St., Northbrook through Feb. 2.
An artist’s reception was held at the gallery Jan. 8 showcasing Luc’s acrylic, pop culture-inspired paintings. Pieces range from portraits to vintage poster paintings, depicting face of well-known actresses, politicians and icons of the 20th century. The subjects are a reflection of Luc’s inspiration which he draws from his parents’ and grandparents’ generations, the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
“Many times I use those images as the starting point for my work, maybe the face of an actress from yesteryear who loks out at the viewer as one who refuses to be forgotten,” Luc wrote in a catalog of his paintings for the gallery. “Sometimes my paintings look like pulp fiction book covers for worlds that were never written. The random mix of imagery invites the viewer to darw his or her own meanings.”

"America 1" by Terry Luc.

Luc has also served as host of Northbrook Local Cable Television Channel 17’s “Spotling on Northbrook Arts” since 2005 and is a member of the Wilmette Arts Guild.

Lloyd Shin Gallery is located at 1141 Church St., Northbrook. For more information, call 847-656-8300 or go to

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Acrylic paintings portraying faces of actresses and well-known figures of the 20th century are on display at Lloyd Shin Gallery.

"Natalie Wood Pecker" by Terry Luc.