Nick Lamia: Cloud, Mountain, Valley, Sea
41 East 57th Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10022
March 8, 2018 - April 13, 2018
Jason McCoy Gallery is pleased to present Cloud, Mountain, Valley, Sea, an exhibition of new paintings, large works on paper, and a site-specific installation by New York based artist Nick Lamia. Exploring concepts of space and various aspects of nature by means of abstraction, Lamia has long employed a language of opposites. His vibrant compositions are characterized by the interplay of translucent layers and opaque shapes, crisp lines and brushed fields, saturated and de-saturated hues, as well as a vocabulary derived from both geometry and biomorphism.
Continuing to focus on places where nature and society converge or where their co-dependence crystallizes, Lamia’s latest works reflect his thorough investigation of water as life’s most valuable and increasingly precious resource. “Our need for water transcends cultural, socio-economic and lifestyle divisions. Even time is no match for thirst: no matter the era in which one lives, the need for water links us all as humans. It is a common thread stitching together the fabric of life.”
Nick Lamia lives and works in New York. Before receiving his MFA in painting from Boston University in 2000, he studied Environmental Science at U.C. Berkeley (B.A., 1994) and painting at the New York Studio School (1996-1998). Lamia was recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003. Recent exhibitions include projects at the Bronx Museum of Arts, New York and the Maine Center for Contemporary Art. Recent residencies and fellowships include I-Park Foundation (2015); Marble House Project (2014), and Wave Hill Winter Workspace Residency (2012). In 2016, Lamia’s work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. This will be Nick Lamia’s third solo show with the gallery.