Sat, Apr 08|
Opening Tonight At Nüart Gallery
IMAGE: Lloyd Martin • Blue Sift • oil on canvas • 56 x 60"
Time & Location
Apr 08, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
Nüart Gallery's newest artist Lloyd Martin, is an American artist known internationally for his rhythmically constructed abstract painting. In these paintings, each note holds its own, yet there is a velocity of linear, connective movement. Martin's work is characterized by a sensuous quality in the sometimes-brushy aggression of one vibrant color pushing against another. For the viewer, there is a visual pleasure in editing details of the work, allowing the eye to settle on a square here a rectangle there, imagining paintings within paintings. In exploring an architectural framework and structure, a sense of gravity provides weight to his flights of vibrant color. A pictorial truth radiates, where a strong engagement with the work of abstraction is palpable.
Lloyd Martin is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including The New York Times, ARTNews, Art In America, and NY Arts Magazine. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships in painting as well as two in drawing, revealing his heightened awareness of line and form. That skill is evident in his Landfall Press series of prints in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Immersive Fields brings together the work of Willy Bo Richardson and Lloyd Martin, who are both exploring the structural bounds of abstraction through their notably singular approaches to composition. Between Richardson's pulsating vertical strokes and Martin's meticulously constructed grids and stripes is an immersive field of cadenced pattern and tonal curiosity. Aligning out of this intersection of form is a space of a contemplation in motion where reverie and vitality converge. The exhibition runs from April 7th - 23rd with an Opening Reception tonight, from 5-7 pm. Live music, refreshments and artist Willy Bo Richardson will be in attendence.