The paintings in the exhibit were all created within the past year. English has kept up the saga of his familiar characters for these recent works with an aesthetic twist. The technical aspects of many of these paintings have taken a great leap forward. The simple faded backgrounds present in earlier works have been replaced with an intricate network of collage elements that weave the surface to a new level of finish.
Ron English will be on hand at the gallery on May 9th to sign copies of the book that was produced to accompany the exhibit. The 48 page monograph is limited to one thousand copies and features varying paper stock and inks. If you can’t make it there in person, unsigned copies are available online at the gallery store.
8 May – 6 June 2009
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms