Exhibition on View
When: September 20th – October 1st, 2022
Closing Reception: September 30th 6-8pm
Where: Greensboro Project Space (111 E February One Place)
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5pm; Saturdays, 2-5pm
More About EYE SITE
EYE SITE is a selection of recent works by Greensboro native James Clemmons. The works elected here are exemplary moments of an ongoing investigation of symbol and form derived from the language of everyday life, developed from a vested interest in the visually syntactic language of the varied printmaking processes. The work is the direct result of not only the deconstruction of language but also an inquiry of symbols.
These works exist between domains: not quite drawing, printed matter, or painting in the traditional sense. There is an aesthetic thread present linking the work, but the inherent textual information displayed within the works is so deeply embedded and, in some cases, altogether hidden from view.
The intense obfuscation of language and image present in these works can create unique moments where one may be forced into suspending that inescapable desire to make sense of words and phrases, and instead take notice of the formal elements of the pictorial imagery.
More About James
James Clemmons is a multidisciplinary artist and North Carolina native, based in Greensboro, NC. Formally equipped with an educational background situated within traditional printmaking and drawing, his approach to the two-dimensional discipline of painting exhibits less classical language and representation. Instead, the formal aspect of the work has more to do with the endless prose of daily life.
James’ work is a fighting combination of poetic references and interwoven fields of form and color. The effort of his work magnifies the unlimited idiosyncrasies of text and symbols that, often overlooked, await activation. His impulse is an attempt to reveal the beautiful, chaotic, and puzzling qualities somewhat hidden within the otherwise arbitrary forms of the spoken and visual language systems that we all take part in.