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Photos from James Busby: Eyelid Movies by Cara Ober with panoramas by Joe Hyde

November 8th—December 20th

RandallScottProjects is pleased to announce the opening of our new gallery space in Baltimore Maryland with a solo exhibition of new sculptural paintings by gallery artist James Busby “Eyelid Movies” opening November 8th, 2014 and on view through December 20th, 2014.

James Busby’s paintings are a deep intersection of finely worked gesso, graphite, oil and acrylic paints on panel. In his labor-intensive process of building up layers of gesso and graphite and removing them through sanding and polishing, Busby follows no direct path. He allows intuition to alter the shape of the painting, the surface and then the application of paint. His pieces often take three-dimensional sculptural form through angles and the exclusion of corners.

Busby’s painted surfaces are an abstracted labyrinth of grid and line. They are reminiscent of modernist and minimalist form, however they follow no doctrine. Busby’s paintings wonderfully have no single ingress or egress. Instead, the painting has multiple entry points that lead in and around the painting leading the viewer to concentrate on the painting’s surface.

The polished graphite surface reflects and blurs objects and light around the room adding another layer of depth, changing with the position of the viewer. This surface tension is key, whether accidental or intentional it slows down the viewer long enough to consider the multifaceted surface and all possible directions in which the artist’s marks can take them.
RandallScottProjects new location is located at 216 West Read St. Baltimore, Maryland (just 1/2 block off N. Howard).

The new gallery is easily accessible by car with ample parking and light rail (Culture Center stop). We are in the Mt. Vernon district approximately 1/2 mile from the MICA campus. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11am-6pm.

RANDALLSCOTTPROJECTS
216 West Read
Baltimore, Md 21201

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