James Gortner
Angel Athena (unknown - 2019)
Tiger Faerie (unknown - 2019)Infinity Faerie (unknown - 2019)Time Faerie (unknown - 2019)Faerie God Father (unknown - 2019)Sunset Faerie (unknown - 2019)Winter Spring Summer Fall Faerie
(unknown - 2019)Untitled (Urania) (unknown - 2019)Eve (unknown - 2019)
Angel Alice (unknown - 2019)Myths & MirrorsTrue Power (unknown - 2015) Embassy Of Lights (unknown - 2018)Starlight (unknown - 2015)Embassy Of Shards (unknown - 2017)Memory V Essence (unknown - 2017Fairy God Mother (unknown - 2017)Rose Color Glasses (unknown - 2014)Long Echos (unknown - 2017)Rose Color Glasses II (unknown - 2016)The Eye Collector II (unknown - 2013)
Eyes (unknown - 2015)My Sweet Rose (unknown - 2013)Untitled (unknown - 2014)Meta Form (unknown - 2018)Down Dragon (unknown - 2015)The Watcher (unknown - 2015)Siren & Sword (unknown - 2015)She Who Sends Up Gifts (unknown - 2015)Madame X, Touch (unknown - 2013)Out of Stone (unknown - 2015)James Gortner / Iris Apfel
photo by Michael Schwartz
(2013 - 2019)
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. Gortner’s 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 artist’s 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.