beta pictoris gallery is excited to announce Clayton Colvin’s first solo show with the gallery
December 9, 2011 – January 21, 2012
opens Friday, December 9 (6-9pm)
From Beta Pictoris:
Birmingham, Alabama based artist Clayton Colvin has developed a practice of painting that is both challenging and seductive. He uses a hybrid of figurative and abstract approaches to create delicate, fantastic, and concrete spaces. The immediate and intimate nature of drawing infuses his linen panels with an hypnotic mix of familiarity and mystery.
The resulting images are skillfully constructed poems, or Burroughs cut-ups, in which the viewer gets pleasantly lost in language.
This exhibition of new paintings — all from 2011 — is titled Space Mountain, and references Colvin’s interest in pictoral space as a subject, and as a model for exploring the structure of experience.