BLACK IS BACK. Well, it never really went away. James Austin Murray presented an all black palette of work for his current show Mystery of Light that opened last April 3rd. The cool thing with Murray doing this classic and de facto favorite for artists where black becomes a mystical force is his total uninhibited treatment where he pays reverence to the austere power of the palette. The wave patterns appearing and light fractions cast on the surface provided a layered and wondrous landscape that is sexy and ever mysterious. Black is the inclusion of every color in the spectrum and absorbs light but in the work of Murray there is a glimmer of illuminated realization that is a pleasure to behold. Take a walk on the dark side, you’ll be seduced and enveloped by its mysterious nature. Once you go black, you’ll never go back to mediocrity.
Please click below for personal insights with the artist:
James Austin Murray: Mystery of Light / On View: April 3 – May 3, 2014
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday ( 11 am to 6 pm)
Lyons Wier Gallery. 542 West 24th Street. NYC, NY 10011.
Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan
Photography and video by: Max Noy Photo