Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), presents the exhibition 'Genesis,' featuring new works by Texas artists, Roi James and Katherine Houston. The pairing of Houston’s ‘reverse glass’ paintings on acrylic with James’s own unorthodox oil paintings and architectural wall sculptures, presents a wide range of techniques and mediums. Together the artists share an interest in creating bold, yet mysterious forms and environments that encourage deep contemplation.
'Genesis' will be on view through February 11, 2017.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Roi James’s recent abstract paintings and sculptural works explore archetypal forms that appear both mysterious and familiar to the viewer. The Austin-based artist aims to investigate “how uncertainty can lead to meaning and understanding, how harmony can be experienced even within tension and chaos, and how the recognizable can rise out of purely abstract form.”
Katherine Houston’s ‘reverse painting’ technique requires the artist to work backwards, as she expertly resolves the foregrounds of her paintings first and their backgrounds last. The resulting works are remarkably luminous and employ bold abstract motifs that subtly reference landscape and the concept of infinite space. The Houston-based artist describes her paintings as serene, happy places of her own design in which every brushstroke is guided by beautiful color.