Roberts & Tilton is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by New York artist, Israel Lund, marking his first solo exhibition with the gallery .
Roberts &Tilton examines Lund’s interest in the interplay between what is happening with in the paintings and the context in which they are shown . The works are exhibited in a way that mimics the title of the exhibition, some hanging closely together and others spaced farther apart than one would expect.
This new body of work , consisting of canvases measuring 44 x 34 inches each, challenges the nature of a traditional painting show , playing on ideas of classic print making techniques. Each painting is derived from another black & white painting smaller in scale. This source painting is developed from applying a truncated silkscreen process to raw canvas. The re is no image, per se, to begin with, yet the subsequent image is a direct result of the artist’s meticulous process.
Based on one original silkscreen on raw canvas, Lund creates work by photographing the original painting, transferring the photograph into PDF form utilizing an iPhone application, enlarging the image via Ph otoshop, printing out the image, burning it into a larger screen which is then silkscreened on raw canvas in layers of cyan, magenta and yellow. This process reveals paintings that are at onc e sophisticated and conceptual, with a final resolution that references the Ben - Day dots of Lichtenstein, the haunting quality of a Warhol shadow painting and the luminosity of a Richter abstraction.
Israel Lund’s work is included in collections at the MoMA Library, New York, NY and th e Bieneke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale, New Haven, CT. Lund was a recent participant in Emergency Chees e cake organized by Wade Guyton & Jay Sanders, Whitney Museu m of American Art, New York, NY . Israel Lund attended Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR and will receive his MFA from Mason Gross School for the Arts in Brunswick, NJ in 2013. He lives and works in New York