October 3 November 2, 2019 Lyons Wier Gallery 542 West 24th Street New York, NY 10011
Myths and Mirrors incorporates signifiers of the art historically reverend and combines them with the ruins of discarded paintings, mixing pop culture with ancient mythology and connecting the creative process with a creative narrative to produce a mystical guardian of self expression, imagination and desire. - James Gortner
James Gortner was born in Orange County, CA in 1977. He received his M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2010 and his B.A. from Hawaii Pacific University in 2001. Gortners work has been exhibited at The Fisher Landau Center for The Arts (New York), Mana Contemporary (New Jersey), RW Norton Art Museum (Louisiana), Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery (Connecticut), and The Pool Gallery (Berlin) and has been featured in New American Paintings (North East Edition) and New American Art Collector Magazine, among other publications. His artwork is included in the collection of the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jimenez-Colon Collection, and the Wooster Street Art Collective as well as the private collection of President Jiang Zemin of China and actress Reese Witherspoon, among others. This is the artists fourth solo exhibition with Lyons Wier Gallery. James Gortner lives in New York and works from his studio at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ.