Nick Lamia Untitled, 2012 Oil on canvas 36 x 42 inches (courtesy Jason McCoy Gallery)
Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting visit the studio of painter Nick Lamia whose exhibition Nick Lamia: Coppice is on view at Jason McCoy Gallery, New York through June 29, 2012.
Lamia notes: "I'm trying to come up with imagery that is successfully combining technology and ecology and doing that by trying to combine geometric and organic imagery in a way where they can live together. It's not to say that I feel like balance is a really important thing, I feel like I'm more partial toward images that are imbalanced or off-kilter in a certain way, just a little off, so that there's flux and… ideally the compositions remain somewhat fresh because of that slight imbalance."
Kalm notes: "Embracing a more 'decorative' sensibility, and including compositional elements like perspective, horizon line and floral patterning, Goldberg is shacking up the formalistic parts of his practice, and presenting a new direction for the work which is at once more poetic and humanistically authentic."
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