“Jamey Gray: Irrational Aesthetics” will be on view at Arts on Main’s Kiser Gallery beginning September 12, 2016. Arts on Main is a non-profit exhibition space and artists’ studios facility located in former Federal Reserve Bank building in historic downtown Gastonia, NC. The gallery is free and open to the public. A closing reception will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. It will include beer, wine, and BBQ along with live music featuring experimental guitar sketches by 1970s Film Stock.
Jamey uses the term artistic participation to describe his practice of sourcing existing datasets (number, text, image) and transforming them into new works using visualization and diagramming. As a child of post-minimalism and op and sibling of post-internet artists, his paintings and digital prints have a controlled execution and grid structure coupled with colors he calculates from sets of images mined from social media. Mathematics, art history, and popular culture are central themes in his work. Jamey believes that meaning is created from the interplay between the viewer and the work once it’s shared openly and the artist cannot be a part of that interaction.He largely removes his presence as artist from the work to facilitate that process.
Jamey Gray was born in 1977 in Gastonia, North Carolina, where he currently lives and works. He received a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in 2001 and has exhibited in numerous galleries and non-profit spaces throughout the United States since 2015. He was recently included in the 80x80 show at the Mint Museum Uptown and also has work included during the month of September at Steuben Gallery D, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Later this year, Jamey will be included in the Winter Show at the Greenhill Center for NCArt.
For further information and press inquiries, please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-689-4364 and visit www.executablestudio.com.