Sunday, January 22, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: James Vogler at Left Bank Home & Garden in Burlington

Left Bank Home & Garden, Burlington’s newest home furnishings boutique, is currently featuring an exhibit of paintings by James Vogler, through February 29th. A store opening reception will be held on February 3rd from 5-8pm in conjunction with Burlington’s First Friday Art Walk.

Vogler describes his work as follows: “Overlapping color and suggestions of line and light are used 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.”

The exhibit at Left Bank Home & Garden is a diverse selection of Vogler’s work, ranging from 2009-2011. As such, the viewer can see his expressive progression of color, form, and line quality.

James Vogler received his BA in Painting from Kean University and Masters in Art History from Rutgers University and Kean University. He then worked as an art installer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York while he continued to paint and develop his style of color field abstraction. Since returning to painting in 2007, Vogler has exhibited works widely in New England, working largely in the oil and wax media.

Left Bank Home & Garden is located two blocks west of Church Street, at 127 Bank Street in downtown Burlington. It is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-6pm and Monday by appointment. Visit for more information.

Corner Lot - 30"x24" oil/wax on canvas, 2009
Needs A Washer - 40"x30" oil/wax on canvas, 2010