Joseph Loughborough’s third solo show with Anno Domini pushes his oeuvre into the realm of colour. Influenced by a fusion of Primitive art, Colour-field painting and Stuckism, this new corpus of distorted characters and figures explores the notion of experience and naivety.
“Notches” take many forms for many reasons. They appear on the nose of a plane, the bedpost, the handle of an axe. They can be found engraved on the wall of a prison cell marking days or years incarcerated. They symbolize an accumulation of some kind. Over the period of a lifetime we could argue that our bodies develop their own lexicon of expression. We become greyed, wrinkled and scarred. We gain experience, we accumulate. We become marked.
In his new series he uses the notch as a motif to symbolically imbue the work with experience. In a particularly cathartic manner this is contrasted with his experiments into colour which he openly admits to being intimidated by. He uses the structure he is familiar with The portrait to engage and confront his naivety by fearlessly bathing these depictions in a provocative palette.
Joseph Loughborough, b. 1981, spent his formative years exploring the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK. After graduating from Portsmouth University he pursued interests in art, philosophy and skateboarding culture, living in London, Paris and currently Berlin, Germany.
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Artist's reception: Friday March 2, 2018 from 711pm
Exhibition dates: March 2 April 14, 2018
Anno Domini presents...
“FACES RAW” Barron Storey, solo exhibition
Artist’s reception: Friday, April 6th from 7-11pm
There’s something about faces. I remember my mother saying: “Barron always looks at faces…”. A big part of my illustration careera habit in my journalsan exercise for my students (“The BIG HEADS”) and a focus in the art I’ve loved. I see faces in everything everything. I was blown away by Chuck Close’s huge faces as much as Mona Lisa’s….
I’m also seriously attracted to modern abstract art I see faces there, too. Faces in my own abstract mark making, faces in a de Kooning or a Pollock….”it’s always a face.” That’s a frequent comment in my journals….which leads me to say: “I’m a journal guy”. In over 200 journals I’ve illustrated my life a life which has become very withdrawn as I age and do much less teaching. Cue the “selfies”I draw a character based on my own appearance over and overnot looking in a mirrornot really “looking” at anything except the clutter of art supplies on my drawing board. I was taught to emphasize “seeing.” Seeing faces or other images in the marks made by my hand has, to an extent replaced observation of “reality” looking “inside” rather than outside.
So when invited by the excellent Brian and Cherri of ANNO DOMINI to show new work, I had to face the fact that almost everything I do now is in my journals (500 pages in the last year and a half) so ….show THAT work.
By the way, almost all of it is very raw. My new esthetic is what I call “SPLAT.” I’ve lost almost all interest in refined realist painting. “SPLAT” is a process by which the images make themselves. I see images in every splat, and like everything else I look atthose images tend to beyou guessed itfaces. FACES RAW. ~ Barron Storey
Barron Storey (American, b. April 6, 1940) is an illustrator, graphic novelist, fine artist and noted educator, Storey has created award-winning artworks for the covers and pages of Time, National Geographic, Saturday Review, and The Sandman: Endless Nights among many others including the cover of the classic novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1980 edition.) His artworks are held in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. “FACES RAW” is Storey’s 7th solo exhibition with Anno Domini.
Artist's reception: Friday April 6, 2018 from 711pm
Exhibition dates: April 6May 12, 2018
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