08/06/2022 - 16/07/2022
New Work - Painting
Randy Wray - Particulars
MAMOTH is thrilled to present Particulars, American artist Randy Wray’s inaugural solo show at the gallery and his first in the UK to date.
"Randy Wray’s paintings resist any circumscribing definitions. While they reveal an attraction to natural forms, and wander through an expanse of gesture that charts its path through biological, ecological, and archaeological memories, they always step back from the edge of interpretation; delaying our ability to understand them right as they get to the border. At times they appear like glowing fossils, unfamiliar but singed with gothic undertones, and echo something plangent; particularly when Wray seems to be citing radiographical shapes and MRI scans. But importantly, the shapes he creates have a slow rhythm, a speed encoded in the brushwork, that makes them undulate and pulsate with life. Each shape keeps its boundary, its membrane, while keeping the spaces in between them active with the possibility of transmission. It is Wray’s series of about-turns, his decision-making process of not-this, that creates blooms of energy from their enchanting none-of-the-above."
Painter and sculptor Randy Wray lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and received his B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His residencies include the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program.
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