Holly Johnson Gallery presents James Buss: "The Penumbra Tow" opening reception
Holly Johnson Gallery will present "The Penumbra Tow," a solo exhibition of new work by James Buss. The exhibition is the artist's second solo show with the gallery.
Buss' works embody a strong signature style. The exhibit highlights a spare and evanescent aesthetic vision with a group of small-scale, abstract, monochromatic works that are typically realized through a type of poured plaster technique. He uses a base form onto which he can simply carve the surface or apply materials that are then transferred by the process into a plaster medium. This impression becomes the surface of the work that Buss discovers as he separates the solid plaster from the mold.
Buss' primary interests are in the initial gesture and imprint, the forensic properties of plaster as a medium of empathy and mimesis, and in the materialization of textual metaphor through casting and monotypes.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through April 27.