Holly Johnson Gallery presents James Lumsden: "Reflexion" opening reception
Holly Johnson Gallery will present James Lumsden's exhibition, “Reflexion,” representing a body of work developed over the last three years. This is the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery, following the group show "Manmade" in 2016. Lumsden's paintings continue to investigate how raw materials innate to the medium can be turned into something poetic, an object filled with light, feeling, atmosphere, and emotion. Led by his chosen medium and a deep understanding of the subtleties and contradictions of the painted surface, Lumsden expands the possibilities of the medium through adept experimentation.
His process involves the application of up to forty thin crystalline films of pigment and gloss medium. The layers are dragged, pulled or manipulated with various implements, the process being repeated layer upon layer until the painting begins to emerge. By both chance and deliberation, the final painting reveals varying chromatic strata, which can be seen through the translucence and depth of the work.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through July 28.