• PICTURE THIS: United in Black Done by James Austin Murray

    Lyons Wier Gallery Entrance
    Lyons Wier Gallery Entrance
    Artist David Lyle admiring the work of James Austin Murray at LWG
    Artist David Lyle admiring the work of James Austin Murray at LWG
    (L) Aritst James Austin Murray with guests at his opening
    (L) Artist James Austin Murray with guests at his opening

    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

    Artist James Austin Murray
    Artist James Austin Murray
    The art set at the opening for James Austin Murray
    The art set at the opening for James Austin Murray
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    Smokey the Arty Bear says only you can prevent artist burn out

     

     

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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