James Gortner
As Above, So Below 
2014-2016Clairvoyance
2014-2016Dream Catcher 
2014-2016Party Time 
2014-2016TNT 
2014-2016
Blues Singer
2014-2016Secret Door 
2014-2016Cannon 
2014-2016Purple Flame 
2014-2016Second Sight
2014-2016Hell Below, Sky Above 
2014-2016Sun In The Library
2014-2016Carbon, Time, Pressure
2014-2016
Yours Is The Earth 
2014-2016Small Axe
2014-2016Nickel & Copper 
2014-2016Fire 
2014-2016Real-Estate Zen
2014-2016Blood Moon
2014-2016Carbon, Time, Pressure 
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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