Frame 301 Gallery
301 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
We are pleased to present “What’s Now From Then”, a solo exhibition of Jamey Hart’s recent paintings and writing. The exhibition will feature five paintings and an excerpt from Hart’s book “ON PAINTING“, a collection of writing from the past two years.
I am invested in the gestation of an object. The way a thing comes into being, like a rock or a snowball, compacted and varied. Shaped and affected by the strange attractions of the world itself. I wonder what it means to carry on making objects, and how to make the next one.
I grab at painting and try to form a thing that is as dense as a black hole while attempting to cull some poetic out of a rag or a stick. At the base level, the work is about material, more specifically the material language of painting and the potential therein. I am informed by things that grow from themselves, where the meaning is found radiating off of them in some gaseous, amorphous fog, formless but there. I try to lasso some of the energy that exists while I am making, some contained power, and keep it there. After good days, I am left with the object in the room with me, haunting and inconsolable, making me want to keep going.
The objects allow for introspection and curious conversations with material. They are about touching two things at once and staying there, in the amorphous part of making that is so fruitful. ON PAINTING is a collection of writings that I have been developing slowly over the last two years. They are almost like strange diary logs about the painting practice and life around the painting practice.
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