Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to present "Hello Green Cosmos", the first exhibition by James
Sterling Pitt at the gallery.
The artist will show new work, three-dimensional painted wood sculptures placed on shelves and pedestals. Carved and assembled from sheets of wood, each subtly colorful piece is a concrete rendering of a chosen moment in the life of the artist. Pitt's process first records his experience of a time and place in a drawn sketch, sometimes created on-site. Description, color and elements are codified, distilled and hand hewn into abstract form contained within a soft square. The resulting wood constructions are realized within a very personal system whose format allows subjectivity and impressions to meld with elements (weather, time of day), sensations (scents and music) and associations of the intellect (literature or historical figures.)
James Sterling Pitt studied at the University of New Mexico (BFA) and Mills College (MFA.) He has had several solo shows in San Francisco and New Mexico, and his work will be the focus of an exhibition in Austin, Texas at The University Galleries, Texas State University in January, 2014.
In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be a special musical performance by Danny Paul Grody on Saturday afternoon, January 18th, beginning 4pm.