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JIMI GLEASON

CROSS/REFERENCE

WILLIAM TURNER GALLERY


CROSS/REFERENCE

Cross/Reference is perhaps Jimi Gleason’s most ambitious body of work to date. Utilizing a rich vocabulary of materials and styles, Gleason has built up gossamer thin layers of iridescent paint to create a series of paintings that are engagingly enigmatic. They confirm an artist at the height of his talent, confidently exploring the power of nuance and understated expression. We are rewarded with a series of lustrous paintings that are unexpectedly arresting. As one takes them in, there is a sense of revelry - much like the kind one might experience gazing across a lake in a predawn moment, captivated by the growing light as it caresses and undulates across the water’s surface. Like water, Gleason’s surfaces are quietly in motion, their iridescent paints subtly shifting hues as light plays across them. In each of the canvases, sharp diagonals bifurcate the compositions, providing dramatic structural rifts to these ethereal surfaces. In a number of the paintings, the artist has continued to employ silver nitrate to activate the surfaces, further engaging one’s sense of the surrounding space. The effect is a hypnotic and prismatic visual structure, where light, color and form intersect in ever-changing play.


Jimi Gleason is highly regarded amongst that next generation of Southern California artists carrying the “light and space” dialogue forward, where the work of art becomes more than an end in itself, but is also a catalyst - one that heightens our experience of the phenomenological properties of light, and further illuminates our sense of the space around us. Born in Newport Beach, CA, Gleason received his BA from UC Berkeley in 1985. He studied printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute before relocating to New York City, where he worked as a photo assistant and technician. Returning to California, Gleason was employed in the studio of Ed Moses for five years. Combining the disparate technical and compositional skills developed during his exposure to printmaking, photography and mixed media painting, Gleason is now the subject of considerable curatorial and critical attention. Gleason’s work is exhibited in significant public institutions, including the Hammer Museum, the Long Beach Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation. The artist’s paintings are actively collected by a growing number of major public and private collections around the world.


Jimi Gleason, Terre Verte with Reveal, 2019, acrylic and silver nitrate on canvas, 88” x 76”


Installation - Natalie Arnoldi Shipstern & Andy Moses Geodesy 1504


Javier Pelรกez, Vapor #1, Broken Tree #1 & Broken Tree #2


Jimi Gleason, Revenant Kine, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 88” x 76”


Installation - Revenant Kine & Clear Kine


Jimi Gleason, Clear Kine, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 72” x 60”


Javier Peláez, Broken Tree #9 a-f, 2019, oil on paper, 21” x 17” framed Jimi Gleason, Clear Kine, 2019, acrylic and silver nitrate on canvas, 72” x 60”


Jimi Gleason, Reflected Muse (light), 2019, acrylic and silver nitrate on canvas, 72” x 60”


Installation - White Light & McKenzie Girl


Javier Peláez Broken Tree #7, 2019, oil on linen 74.8” x 59”


Javier Pelรกez, Broken Tree #8, Broken Tree #6 & Broken Tree #5


Jimi Gleason, McKenzie Girl, 2019, acrylic and silver nitrate on canvas, 68” x 47”


Jimi Gleason, White Light, 2019, acrylic and silver nitrate on canvas, 84” x 60”


Jimi Gleason, Volume of Light, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 88” x 76”


Installation - Rogue Wave & Volume of Light


Jimi Gleason, Rogue Wave, 2019, acrylic and silver nitrate on canvas, 88” x 76”


Jimi Gleason, Luxe & Redux, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 59” x 54”


Javier Peláez, Broken Tree #9 a-f, 2019, oil on 21”36” x 17” framed Jimi Gleason, Slanted/Enchanted, 2019, acrylic onpaper, canvas, x 86”


Jimi Gleason, Pearlescent Evocation , 2019, acrylic on canvas, 72” x 60”

Javier Peláez, Vapor #1, Broken Tree #1 & Broken Tree #2


Installation - Terre JavierVerte, Peláez, Crooked Split Triptych, Rain, Mystic 2019,Painting, oil on paper, & Green 34” Means x 26” Each Growth


Installation - Crooked Rain, Mystic Painting, & Green Means Growth


Javier Pelรกez - The Broken Tree Suite


Jimi Gleason, Mystic Painting, 2019, acrylic and silver nitrate on canvas, 60” x 48”


Jimi Gleason, Green Means Growth, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 60” x 48”


Jimi Gleason, Crooked Rain, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 60” x 48”


Javier Peláez, Broken Tree #9 a-f, 2019, oil on paper, 21” x 17” framed


2019 WILLIAM TURNER GALLERY Installation - DeLaps Vertex & Clear Kine


Jimi Gleason, DeLaps Vertex, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 60” x 48”


Jimi Gleason, Ocean Muse, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 36”


Javier JimiPeláez, Gleason, Broken Pink and TreeBlue, #9 a-f, 2019 2019, acrylic oil on onpaper, canvas,”36 21” x x17” 48”framed


Installation - McKenzie Girl, Ocean Park With Bell, & Revenant Kine


Jimi Gleason, Untitled, Andy 2019, Y Branco, acrylic2019, on canvas, acrylic18”x16” and silver nitrate, on canvas, 32” x 28”


acrylic on canvas, 18”x16” JimiUntitled, Gleason,2019, Santana, 2019, acrylic and silver nitrate on canvas, 32” x 28” Javier Peláez, Broken Tree #9 a-f, 2019, oil on paper, 21” x 17” framed


Installation - DeLaps Vertex, Clear Kine & Volume of Light


Jimi Gleason, Untitled, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 18”x16”


Jimi Gleason, Untitled, 2019, acrylic and silver nitrate on canvas, 18”x16” Javier Peláez, Broken Tree #9 a-f, 2019, oil on paper, 21” x 17” framed


JIMI GLEASON EDUCATION 1985-86 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 1985 BFA, University of California, Berkeley, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2019William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Mark Moore Fine Art, Orange, CA 2018Orth Contemporary, Tulsa, OK Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ 2017William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2016William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2015William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2014Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA 2013Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2012RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA 2011Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles, CA 2010 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Works on Paper, Philadelphia, PA LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 2009 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles, CA 2008 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2007 Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2006 R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Kidder-Smith Gallery, Boston, MA 2005 Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Works on Paper, Philadelphia, PA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS Cont. LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA 2004 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Kidder-Smith Gallery, Boston, MA Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2003 Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA New Urban Art, Phoenix, AZ 2002 Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1999 Edward Giardina Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA 1994 Dakota Studio, New York, NY 1992 637 Gallery, New York, NY 1990 SFA, New York, NY 1988 The World, New York, NY 1987 Clancy Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

SELECTED COLLECTIONS Glenn Schaeffer, Las Vegas, NV Sun America / Kaufman Broad Home Corporation, Los Angeles, CA Larry Bell, Venice, CA Ken and Karen Blakely, Newport Beach, CA Joe Goode, Venice, CA David C. Copley, La Jolla, CA Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA The Dan Leach Collection, Tucson, AZ Dakota Studios, New York, NY Mitch and Linda Katz, Laguna Beach, CA Ed Moses, Venice, CA Tony and Kathy DeLap, Corona Del Mar, CA Gajin Fujita, Los Angeles, CA Eric and Ann Smyth, Newport Beach, CA The MGM Grand, Detroit, Michigan Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV Hilton HQ, McLean, VA MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


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Catalog for Jimi Gleason: Cross/Reference  

Cross Reference is an exhibition of abstract paintings by Los Angeles painter Jimi Gleason.

Catalog for Jimi Gleason: Cross/Reference  

Cross Reference is an exhibition of abstract paintings by Los Angeles painter Jimi Gleason.