On View: James Nares @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

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Image courtesy of James Nares

Paul Kasmin Gallery – March 3, 2016 – April 23, 2016

Durham Press is pleased to announce James Nares’ new exhibit Portraits — on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery until April 23, 2016. James is returning to his work as a filmmaker to debut his first body of film since Street in 2011.

The exhibition includes 11 videos of sitting subjects such as his three daughters; film critic, Amy Taubin; writer, Glenn O’Brien; and film director, Jim Jarmusch. These portraits are similar to Street in the way that the artist slowed down high definition film to create an intimate moment for the viewer. Nares has been inspired by movement since the early 70’s, which still continues to be the focus in his work.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, James Nares writes, “I could chose to show the parts that make people look stupid, or funny, which everybody does. I steered away from anything like that, and looked for the moments that are kind of human, and the kind of thing that anyone could identify with, because you’re looking at yourself inevitably when you look at anybody else.”

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New Edition: James Nares | Step Up

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STEP UP | 2013, Screenprint, 58 x 46 inches, Ed. 44

Durham Press is pleased to announce the completion of STEP UP, the latest edition print by James Nares. STEP UP measures 58 x 46 inches and is printed with over ten different screens and inks. STEP UP is printed on Saunders Waterford paper and is an edition of 44.

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Nares’s work focuses on movement, rhythm and repetition. His most iconic works are usually made as a single brushstroke, a visual recording of gesture and the passage of time across the canvas. Using brushes of his own design, he repeatedly creates and erases his strokes, over and over again, until he feels he has made a mark that represents a precise balance between intent and improvisation.

Each screen is printed with a different shade of ink in a slightly different profile, which gradually builds the image into a rich and highly textured finished print.

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James Nares was born in London in 1953 and currently lives and works in New York. His work is included in numerous public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Paul Kasmin Gallery is currently featuring an exhibition of new paintings entitled “Road Paint”. The exhibition runs through June 22nd.

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Noteworthy: Road Paint by James Nares

James Nares, Untitled (Road Paint Series), 2013

Durham Press would like to congratulate James Nares on his upcoming exhibition, ROAD PAINT, which will be on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery from May 8th through June 15th.

The new series of paintings was created with the use of a mechanical road striper, a new technique Nares is using to spread a viscous white paint across the black ground of his canvases. The process also distributes tiny glass beads into the paint, which creates an iridescent effect. This series of work continues to explore Nares’ interest in form, motion, rhythm and time.

Street, the 2011 film, can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum until May 27th.