Skidmore Contemporary Art presents two one person exhibitions…. “Sunshine Noir” debuts new paintings from Tracey Sylvester Harris and “The Arc of Days” features the paintings of James David Thomas. The exhibition will remain on view through September 3, 2016.
Harris, Peaceful Swimmer, Oil on canvas, 36” x 60” 2016
This is the artist’s fourth one-person show at Skidmore Contemporary Art. Titled, “Sunshine Noir,” the paintings address central issues of human existence—desire and loss, impermanence and beauty, as well as the many dimensions of our connections with others. Tracey Sylvester Harris’ paintings of glowing sunshine and glistening water have a timeless appeal. Her nostalgic canvases focus on women sunning themselves at the edges of pools or floating in turquoise waters. Hinting back at the glamourous Mad Men era of postwar America, these images touch a cord that people of all generations can relate to.
Also opening tonight…. “The Arc of Days”
Thomas, High Gain #35, oil and gold leaf on wood, 10 ¼” x 24”, 2015.
“Imagine Euclid standing before the horizon and devising geometry, counting, which is a way to know the landscape. The city grid, for example, is painting people, their activities, and record.” – James David Thomas.
On view: August 6 – September 3, 2016
What: Opening reception
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, B-4 Santa Monica, 90404