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John Lyon Paul

December 2, 2017-January 16, 2018

Dennis Lick and George Spencer

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 9, 4:00-6:00pm

Light Fantastic: paintings on glass by John Lyon Paul will be illuminating the Joyce Goldstein Gallery December 9, 2017 to January 16, 2018. A champagne reception will open the show on Saturday, December 9 from 4:00-6:30 pm.

Selected from John Lyon Paul’s ongoing series, these colorful paintings on glass radiate joy, rooted as they are in an underlying wisdom which suffuses our world. Full of contrasting textures and juxtaposed natural and geometric forms, the paintings are mysterious environments which invite us to enter and move about, drawn and released by the pulse of color and energy of line. They seem to have grown like crystals whose multiple layers alternately obscure and reveal. Within them “abstraction” gives way to “freedom” as we surround ourselves with a vibration of color that is almost musical. Of them the critic David Gibson writes, “Everywhere in these paintings is a feeling of suffused rejoicing, as if hymns were sung over every mark as it was being made.”

John Lyon Paul works in his studio in the hills near Ithaca, New York. A prolific artist, he works in both two and three dimensions. Whereas his paintings offer freedom and release, his sculptures are tools for grounding, centering, meditation and healing.

Solo exhibitions of his work have appeared at the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY; the Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA; the Newman Chapel and Cultural Center of RPI, Troy, NY; Gallery 500, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando; The Center for Cultural Arts, in Gadsden, Alabama,: and the Charles H. Macnider Art Museum in Mason City, Iowa. You can sample the breadth of his work on his website.

This exhibition was arranged through Katharine T. Carter & Associates. See examples of paintings in this show.