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James Isherwood
At the Clearing

2017

About

On a first viewing of Isherwood’s work, we recognize the walls and other architectural components. A closer inspection, however, reveals that these enigmatic houses lack structural elements that would make them inhabitable—doors and windows—and are entirely devoid of people. There is light, sometimes emanating from within, as if a TV has been left on, or sometimes glowing from outside. The magic is in the illusion of a human presence, felt in the mysterious light, strange shadows and intersecting walls. Isherwood can apply up to one hundred layers of paint in one painting. The layers are sanded, painted again, and often pressed with objects with interesting markings, such as paper towel sheets or wood graining tools, to achieve the rich patterns and textures that are characteristic of his paintings. James Isherwood was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and lives and works in New York City. The artist continues his exploration of architecture as the foundation for composition in his new series. Isherwood begins with the concept of a house, sourcing imagery from luxury real estate listings. He is drawn to these advertisements because they deliver ready-made pictures of well-appointed residences with impeccable landscaping. Isherwood has participated in two major exhibitions at Susan Eley Fine Art in New York, "Regarding Arcadia" (2008), "Architectural Musings" (2012); along with several group exhibitions and art fairs.

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 11.25 in. x W 11.75 in. x D .75 in.

    H 28.58 cm x W 29.85 cm x D 1.91 cm

  • Gallery location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    LU1682249393

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