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Holly Johnson Gallery presents James Lumsden: "Strata" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of James Lumsden

Holly Johnson Gallery will present "Strata," an exhibition representing a recent ensemble of paintings by Scottish artist James Lumsden. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Working between studios in Edinburgh and Point on the Isle of Lewis, Lumsden is fascinated by light and movement. Although essentially abstract, the most recent works suggest a sense of landscape and place which has developed from living on an island.

Lumsden’s work is primarily concerned with process, a building up of translucent glazes until an illusion of light and depth are achieved. Using a historical glazing process, yet utilizing modern acrylic paint and mediums, the process involves the application of multiple thin glazes of acrylic paint and gloss medium. Each layer is dragged, pulled or manipulated with various implements – the process being repeated layer upon layer until the painting begins to emerge. Arrived at 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 June 17.

Holly Johnson Gallery will present "Strata," an exhibition representing a recent ensemble of paintings by Scottish artist James Lumsden. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Working between studios in Edinburgh and Point on the Isle of Lewis, Lumsden is fascinated by light and movement. Although essentially abstract, the most recent works suggest a sense of landscape and place which has developed from living on an island.

Lumsden’s work is primarily concerned with process, a building up of translucent glazes until an illusion of light and depth are achieved. Using a historical glazing process, yet utilizing modern acrylic paint and mediums, the process involves the application of multiple thin glazes of acrylic paint and gloss medium. Each layer is dragged, pulled or manipulated with various implements – the process being repeated layer upon layer until the painting begins to emerge. Arrived at 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 June 17.

WHEN

WHERE

Holly Johnson Gallery
1845 E Levee St #100, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://www.hollyjohnsongallery.com/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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