Oliver Vernon and James Roper at Joshua Liner Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 06 Apr 2011
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Oliver Vernon and James Roper open solo shows, respectively, at NYC's Joshua Liner Gallery Thursday, April 14. Vernon's Sprung and Roper's All and Nothing feature new works from both artists, both making returns to Liner Gallery, and marking Roper's first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Vernon, work seen above, will be celebrating his second solo show with Liner with Sprung. The new body of work inspired by the landscape of Northern California (produced since Vernon relocated his studio from Brooklyn). As the gallery notes, "elements of the local environment—hills, forests, rivers, wide open sky—ground the artist’s cosmic wanderings in a new sense of place. This shift has intensified both the realist and abstract aspects of his work. Cues from the landscape serve as recognizable points of departure for the artist’s abstract explorations of space and pattern, including his twisting, idiosyncratic rendering of planar dimensions. Vernon uploads a new inventory of forms and techniques into these dynamic paintings, stacking layers of improvisation one upon another."

Roper's first solo at Liner and solo debut in NYC, is a body of work of "eye-popping color and crisp pattern reference flights of fancy or hallucination, and any pictorial 'reality,' whether heightened or abstracted, is as much a figment of neurological processes as aesthetic phenomena."

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Oliver Vernon
Sprung

James Roper
All and Nothing

April 12—May 7, 2011
Joshua Liner Gallery
New York, New York

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