The Unfruitful Land
ACME. is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new large scale paintings by Jonathan Apgar. This will be the artist's first exhibition at the gallery. Apgar's canvases flicker with dry brush marks that produce patterned patches of luminous color. The thin paint application references the grain of the canvas beneath. The artist weaves together positive and negative spaces often reversing typical oil painting procedures and embracing indirect pictorial strategies. Most of the paintings stand as reverberating portals for the viewer. His paintings appear simultaneously as flat surfaces and as images of spatial depth.
Jonathan Apgar lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his M.F.A. at UCLA earlier this year and received his B.F.A. from California State University, Long Beach. Recent exhibitions include the Irvine Fine Arts Center, the California State University Long Beach, and the Torrance Art Museum, among others.