Lynn Boggess Solo Exhibition

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22 APRIL 2020 15 x 13, oil on canvas

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29 OCTOBER 2018 15 x 13, oil on canvas

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18 JANUARY 2021 15 x 13, oil on canvas

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30 OCTOBER 2021 12 x 24, oil on canvas

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6 NOVEMBER 2021 20 x 17, oil on canvas

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30 JULY 2021 20 x 17, oil on canvas

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22 SEPTEMBER 2021 20 x 17, oil on canvas

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15 NOVEMBER 2021 20 x 17, oil on canvas

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18 MAY 2021 20 x 17, oil on canvas

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12 JULY 2021 20 x 17, oil on canvas

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19 JANUARY 2022 22 x 19, oil on canvas

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4 JANUARY 2022 22 x 19, oil on canvas

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28 JANUARY 2022 22 x 19, oil on canvas

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14 MARCH 2022 22 x 19, oil on canvas

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28 APRIL 2021 22 x 19, oil on canvas

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8 APRIL 2022 22 x 19, oil on canvas

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23 APRIL 2022 26 x 22, oil on canvas

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18 FEBRUARY 2022 26 x 22, oil on canvas

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15 OCTOBER 2021 34 X 30, oil on canvas

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8 NOVEMBER 2021 34 x 30, oil on canvas

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17 NOVEMBER 2021 34 x 30, oil on canvas

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27 APRIL 2021 34 x 30, oil on canvas

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4 FEBRUARY 2022 34 x 30, oil on canvas

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14 FEBRUARY 2022 34 x 30, oil on canvas

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2 NOVEMBER 2021 40 x 36, oil on canvas

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14 APRIL 2022 40 x 36, oil on canvas

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20 DECEMBER 2021 40 x 36, oil on canvas

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11 APRIL 2022 40 x 36, oil on canvas

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6 APRIL 2022 40 x 36, oil on canvas

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12 JANUARY 2022 46 x 40, oil on canvas

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10 MARCH 2022 46 x 40, oil on canvas

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21 FEBRUARY 2022 54 x 46, oil on canvas

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4 APRIL 2022 54 x 46, oil on canvas

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LYNN BOGGESS Lynn Boggess grew up in rural West Virginia, where he spent his days roaming hillsides and creek beds. His first paintings reveal a precocious understanding of the natural world. In those early works, the viewer can recognize species of trees, atmosphere is present in the rolling landscape, and depictions of creeks are infused with memories and knowledge of what lay beneath the large rocks and sand. Although his earliest paintings were of his immediate surroundings, Boggess spent years in academia, where he explored phenomenology and metaphysics in art. He studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art, obtaining an MFA in 1980. His paintings from 1979 through 2000 moved through complex postmodern layered imagery. Then on a pretty day in 2000, he decided to take a break from the studio, and he went outside to paint some nature studies. On a whim, he took a cement trowel that was on a table near the basement door. The trowel afforded him an immediacy that a brush could not. Because the tool could cover large areas quickly, he was able to accurately record a specific time and place. Additionally, the thick paint behaved almost as a sculptural medium, giving the paintings a heightened physical presence. He set a goal to do one hundred small paintings that summer to experiment with the process. The


one hundred paintings were accomplished, and what began as a diversion became an obsession. As he mastered the process, metaphysical theories associated with his abstract work resurfaced. Being on site gave him a certain empathy with the land. Subjects that he found most fascinating were those in which there was evidence of a struggle. He was drawn to broken trees, wind-swept rubble, great boulders, and flood water. That connection remains in his mature work, which is heroic in its subject and process. As the paintings have become larger, the discipline of being present continues. An assembly of easels, boxes, and scaffolds is necessary to bring the canvas to the subject. The work is created in all kinds of weather and on all types of terrain. To the casual viewer, there is a fascination with the fact that the work appears photographic at fifteen feet away, while at two feet it is a complex arrangement of large strokes of the trowel. Adventures enjoy the fact that nearly all of the work is created on location. Art historians appreciate his references to Impressionism, nineteenth century realism, and twentieth century abstract expressionism. Contemporary theorists enjoy the relevance of the work as it relates to recent discussions about the nature of reality and place, as well as the tension between surface and illusion. Natives of Appalachia experience a strong jolt of memory.

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