Gray Contemporary presents Erin Lawlor and Jai Llewellyn opening reception
Erin Lawlor’s first solo exhibition at Gray Contemporary presents a series of selected works on paper. Lawlor works with oil in a wet-on-wet technique in which the paintings are produced through diluted layers, worked on the floor. In a labor-intensive process reminiscent of the Abstract Expressionists, Lawlor works from above the paintings with large broom-like brushes, ever attentive to the incidental, and the evolving internal logic within the painting underway. Within each sweeping motion Lawlor works her way in and out of the intermediary layers of paint, opening a discussion between the multiple skins of both paint and color.
Jai Llewellyn’s exhibition in the Second Gallery is a group of small geometric paintings on canvas. This is the first exhibition of Llewellyn’s work at Gray Contemporary. Llewellyn’s work though painterly has a shared interest with printmaking as well as figurative abstraction. He begins his process by relying on previously worked surfaces as a reference or guide point for decisions pertaining to compositional ideas. Within this process he see’s the work taking on a state of rebirth.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through July 2.