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Our Shared Past: Highlight on Jonathan Lux



Written by Nicole Gaudier

A statement from the artist:

“Choosing a favorite image (or images) for this exhibition seemed to take no time at all; however I had a rather difficult time adapting the content into something satisfactory. Then over the summer, while walking across the Battersea Bridge, I remembered R.B. Kitaj’s curious sketches, obsessing upon the tiny figure lurking under the Battersea Bridge, in Whistler’s painting of the same name. With that, I felt I had found the perfect register from which to engage the project. Game on.I settled on my favorite figure,(who’s oddly similar to the mystery man in Whistler’s picture) then set about to make the painting be about him, tinkering or deleting the elements of the reference photo that were no longer necessary.”

Jonathan Lux, The Return, 2013, from the film still The Dive, Oil on canvas

Jonathan Lux, The Return, 2013, from the film still The Dive, Oil on canvas

Jonathan Lux ‘s work  The Return  will be in the Our Shared Past exhibition, on view in the Stein Gallery from December 17, 2013 to May 25, 2014.

There will be artist appearances at the Stein Gallery January through April. Each Saturday, artists from the exhibition will be in the Gallery from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Others will make appearances throughout the day on Weaver Free Saturdays, and on Tuesday evenings during the exhibition.


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