James Gortner
MYTHS & MIRRORS
ABSTRACTED PAINTINGS
TAROT CARD PAINTINGS
(2008-2018)GROUND BREAKAGE PAINTINGS PORTRAITS MADE IN DARKSIDE
(2005-2007)
Oct 3 - Nov 2, James Gortner, Myths & Mirrors, Lyons Wier Gallery, NY

Oct 18- Nov 20, The Nine, RW Norton Museum, LA

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Left: "Angel Athena" (n.d.), Oil, neon, found paintings on panel (artist frame), 112 in x 62 in

"'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 connects the creative process with a creative narrative to produce a ‘mystical guardian’ of self expression, imagination and desire.” - James Gortner

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Born in Orange County, CA, Painter James Gortner attended Hawaii Pacific University and received his MFA from Columbia University. His work engages the audience in dialogue about their perception of art and uses conceptual painting and installations to explore the process of creation. Blending reclaimed materials such as paint, artist’s paintings, imagery, wood, and textiles, Gortner creates art based upon an underlying conceptual framework. The surfaces of his two-dimensional works characteristically showcase an inclusive array of art historical genres and styles. He lives in New York.