James Austin Murray: Super Massive Black Hole
New series of black abstract paintings by James Austin Murray.
Murray’s paintings seem to undulate as the viewer visually scans the surface of each piece striving to understand the flat plane before them. The way the natural and incandescent light reflects and refracts off the ivory black square is mesmerizing. He creates this optical play by troweling oil paint onto the face of the canvas and then pulling a stiff bristle brush across its surface in a single stroke achieved through muscle memory.
When you stand in front of one of Murray’s paintings, you can feel its pulse. It is a canvas that was brought to life with a single brush stoke which took twenty-five years to master. There is a palpable sense of assuredness in the marks he makes which can only be defined by intuition, with a little sprinkle of magic.
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10th, 6-8pm
March 10, 2016End Date
April 9, 2016Hours
10:00 AM - 06:00 PMAddress
542 West 24th StreetEvent Type