Thursday, July 15, 2010


Jay Shinn, Shattered X, 2010, light projection and paint on wall

Showing for the first time in Houston, artist Jay Shinn debuts his new work, Refuge, currently on exhibit at the Barbara Davis Gallery. The exhibition of steel sculpture, projected light, and framed works contemplate the ideas of reality and illusion through light and line, as seen in the image above.

Statement from the artist:
"Altering the light and surroundings provides for several images from one form. Through all of this, no one image is final. A semifinal stage is where my time with the work ends. The work continues its process." – Jay Shinn
Statement from the reviewers:
"Keep Shinn on your radar: His projected beams of light are redolent of early James Turrell, while his eloquent steel rods recall the precise attitude of late Marfa master Donald Judd. The resulting shadows are all about the future — moving beyond mere sculpture to evoke architecture." - Catherine Anspon, Paper City (click for full article)
Preview images online here or contact Marty Walker Gallery for more information.

Exhibition on view through August 21, 2010 at Barabara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas