Cameron Martin "Tripartite"

April 4, 2024—May 25, 2024 | Reception Saturday, April 6th, 4-6PM

James Harris Gallery is pleased to present our third solo exhibition by New York based artist Cameron Martin. This show will mark the artist’s first exhibition at our new gallery in Dallas. In his new work, Martin explores the core tenets of his practice concerning image creation by merging the signs of painting and print technology into current generative roles for abstraction. The vibrancy of these works allows for an embodied viewing experience, calling attention to perceptual interplay and the dynamism of rhythmic compositions that seem to reverberate out of pictorial space. Entitled “Tripartite”, the exhibition will include painting, collaged works on paper and ceramic sculpture.

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"Untitled" 2024
"Beacon" 2024
"Mobile" 2024
"Untitled" 2024
"Untitled" 2024
"Notary" 2023
"Untitled" 2023
"Contention" 2024
"Untitled" 2023
"Untitled" 2024
"Untitled" 2023
"Morpheme" 2023
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Cameron Martin

Cameron Martin is a contemporary painter whose work over the years has varied from landscape paintings to more recent abstract works focusing on color, shape, and space. Much of Martin’s work in the past has played with notions of site and non-site, with the image serving as a marker for unattainable direct experience. In this new work, it is as if Martin has revealed the originary site. No longer insisting on the muted tones characteristic of his earlier work, which elicited a contemplative silence, there is a sense of optimism in the commanding presence of these new pictures, a timeless physicality that has the potential to endure.

Cameron Martin was born in Seattle, Washington in 1970 and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He was educated at Brown University and the Whitney Independent Study Program. He is the recipient of a 2010 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a 2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. Solo exhibitions include ”Bracket”, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, NY (2011), “Currents 97”, St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO (2006), and “Focus 3”, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK (2006). Martin was included in the prestigious Whitney Biennial in 2004. His works are included in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of Art, among others. In June of 2017, the Museum at SUNY Albany hosted a full-scale exhibition of his abstract work, accompanied by a catalogue including an essay by art historian and critic Suzanne Hudson.