Luke Gray
Deep Skin & Strokeworld Paintings
November 15 - December 11, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, November 19th 5:00-8:00 PM
Artist talk: Saturday, November 20th 1:00-2:00 PM

Luke Gray

David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present Deep Skin & Strokeworld Paintings, a solo exhibition of new and recent paintings by Luke Gray. The work is fresh, spontaneous and almost automatic – the focus is on the brushstroke. Paint is applied quickly with a minimal, yet bold color pallet and broad strokes that flow rhythmically across the canvas. Gray’s work is mature, the marks and compositions are not over worked and convey an inner connection and harmony between artist and canvas. The work is instinctive, artist and canvas have become one, the hand and brush are the communication device between the two and the discussion is not technical, but intuitive. Gray’s paintings evoke tribal and calligraphic symbols, elemental building blocks created with each brushstroke; thus, there is something familiar about his almost primal mark making and language that calls for engagement. Initially, the compositions appear non-objective, but upon further inspection they are illusionistic, requiring the viewer to resolve them for themselves and make their own interpretation.
 

 

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Exhibited Work

Deep Skin 0123 Luke Gray
Deep Skin 0123
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2009
50 x 42 inches
 
Deep Skin 0213 Luke Gray
Deep Skin 0213
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2009
52 x 44 inches
 
Strokeworld 0907 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0907
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
42 x 40 inches
 
Strokeworld 0718 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0718
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
40 x 38 inches
 
Strokeworld 0712 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0712
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
40 x 38 inches
 
Strokeworld 0708 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0708
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
38 x 36 inches
 
Strokeworld 0705 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0705
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
38 x 36 inches
 
Strokeworld 0701 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0701
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
38 x 36 inches
 
Strokeworld 0529 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0529
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
46 x 46 inches
 
Strokeworld 0516 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0516
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
46 x 46 inches
 
Strokeworld 0415 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0415
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
42 x 42 inches
 
Strokeworld 0321 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0321
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
40 x 40 inches
 
Deep Skin 0815 Luke Gray
Deep Skin 0815
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2009
56 x 48 inches
 
Deep Skin 0825 Luke Gray
Deep Skin 0825
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2009
56 x 48 inches
 
Strokeworld 0324 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0324
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
40 x 40 inches
 
Strokeworld 0407 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0407
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
42 x 42 inches
 
Strokeworld 0503 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0503
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
44 x 44 inches
 
Strokeworld 0512 Luke Gray
Strokeworld 0512
Varnished acrylic on canvas
2010
44 x 44 inches
 

David Richard Gallery, LLC | 1570 Pacheco Street, A1, Santa Fe, NM 87505 | p (505) 983-9555 | f (505) 983-1284
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, or by appointment


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