James Gortner
As Above, So Below (Sold)
2014-2016Clairvoyance (Available)
2014-2016Dream Catcher (Available)
2014-2016Party Time (Sold)
2014-2016TNT (Sold)
2014-2016
Blues Singer (Available)
2014-2016Secret Door (Available)
2014-2016Cannon (Sold)
2014-2016Purple Flame (Sold)
2014-2016Second Sight (Sold)
2014-2016Hell Below, Sky Above (Sold)
2014-2016Sun In The Library (Available)
2014-2016Carbon, Time, Pressure (Available)
2014-2016
Yours Is The Earth (Sold)
2014-2016Small Axe
2014-2016Nickel & Copper (Sold)
2014-2016Fire (Sold)
2014-2016Real-Estate Zen (Sold)
2014-2016Blood Moon (Sold)
2014-2016Carbon, Time, Pressure (Available)
2014-2016
GROUND BREAKAGE
(2016)
"Here, I use reclaimed industrial paint to set, dry, and reverse found paint from an existing surface onto stretched linen. I employed this technique when I was recently forced to leave my studio. I decided to take the space with me. I reversed onto my canvas the topmost drywall, flooring paint, and wood surfaces, which included my own spilled paint marks, footprints, loose brush bristles, staples, bits of cut canvases, dust, overspray, and trace gouges in the floor and walls where earlier I had knifed through paintings. In doing this, I preserve a history of my artistic enterprise in the space, but also rip away the remnants of my efforts. The gesture and the resulting art could be seen as at once defiant and redemptive, destructive and transformative."

-James Gortner, New American Paintings 2017
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