City Lights: What's Going Around Examines Lou Stovall's Political Art
Anupma Sahay, Washington City Paper, July 16, 2021.
"Throughout the exhibit, dynamic lines and colors create a motion eager for release. Visuals of silhouettes, local blocks, and community articles, such as bicycles and trees, are paired with intentionally placed letters. The words may provide the information, but they are devoted to design."
In the galleries: Posters as a medium for serious but jubilant communication
By Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, July 9, 2021.
"The title of Hemphill Artworks’ “What’s Going Around: Lou Stovall & the Community Poster” gives the longtime D.C. printmaker top billing. But the show includes pieces by other notables who squeegeed ink across silk-screens at Workshop Inc., the studio Stovall founded in 1968. These include Sam Gilliam, Gene Davis and Paul Reed, as well as Stovall’s frequent collaborator, artist-musician Lloyd McNeill, and his spouse, artist Di Stovall."
Michael McCarthy for Modern Luxury | July 2021
"Through his iconic posters that represent a pivotal time in DC Home Rule, artist Lou Stovall captured the hues and spirit of an era. Posters have often reflected a collective zeitgeist and call to action, and DC artist Lou Stovall—via The Workshop, which he founded in 1968—used this medium to express a transformative era in the nation’s capital."