Tuesday, September 20, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: James Vogler at UVM Living/Learning Gallery in Burlington

September 12 - October 7
UVM Living/Learning Gallery
James Vogler:
Real Estate Listings

Artist Talk and Reception on Monday, September 12, 5:30 PM

The exhibit contains a selection James Vogler’s work from the past year. The titles of the works are derived from real estate ads. The artist says, “I would normally use untitled and being a bit frustrated with that, I chose these random statements used in real estate ads to title the works, but hopefully not giving the viewer any reason to feel a suggestion of imagery in the pieces. There is a loose reference to nature in the works...I'm often influenced by nature and landscape, but the pieces are not derived directly from these images , just the memory of the images.”

Overlapping color and suggestions of line and light are used in these paintings to create space between forms. The forms range from geometric to nearly amorphous, their function always being repositories of color. Color interacts with itself, creating light and depth. Through the intentional act of painting, heavily provoked by coincidence, the chromatic forms battle for dominance on the surface.

Through this dynamic but sensitive interplay between transparent and opacity and through the suggestion of emerging and receding forms, the foreground and background become interchangeable. Time becomes marked and space becomes limitless.

Exhibit Hours: Monday-riday 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Saturdays 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

Image: Come On Home, oil/wax on canvas, 36x24"