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The Happiness Project: New Paintings by John Phillip Abbott

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The Happiness Project, 2012 Acrylic and Spraypaint on Unprimed Canvas 72"x60" © John Phillip Abbott
The Happiness Project: New Paintings by John Phillip Abbott

201 Yale SE
Albuquerque, NM 87196
January 4th, 2013 - February 22nd, 2013
Opening: January 4th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.outpostspace.org/node/1006
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Albuquerque
PHONE:  
(505) 268-0044
OPEN HOURS:  
M-F, 2:00-5:30 PM and during performances
TAGS:  
abstract
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

The Inpost Artspace presents The Happiness Project, in partnership with 516 ARTS and the Harwood Art Center. Marking the first exhibition for the Inpost Artspace’s 2013 visual arts programming schedule, The Happiness Project features new work from the Albuquerque-based artist John Phillip Abbott. As an abstract painter, Abbott explores the associations that arise with text and language as a narrative building device through the process of additive and subtractive mark making. By embracing both the unexpected and spontaneous, his typographic meditations are at once cryptic, and yet all together familiar; His process centers on developing a visual language that operates between the space of what is read and seen. The exhibition is on view through February 22, 2013.

 John Phillip Abbott lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and two dogs. He graduated with an MFA from the University of Wisconsin in 2007. He has shown his work internationally and currently teaches painting and drawing part-time at the University of New Mexico.

johnphillipabbott.com