World Enough, and Time...
an exhibition by James W. Boyd-Brent
November 1, 2007
through November 24, 2007
NY Studio Gallery is pleased to present World Enough, and Time…, an exhibition by James W. Boyd-Brent. Taken from a verse in Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”, the exhibition title reflects the rich connection between the awe-inspiring and apparently limitless world of forms and the inner lives of humans.
Mr. Boyd-Brent’s work consists of explorations of landscape in watercolor, drawings, and intaglio that express the underlying experience of animation and wonder in the world, including a sense of history, movement, presence, and sensation. He works each printmaking plate from memory, with an emphasis on light, space and composition. “I carefully memorize the details of forms in the landscapes I know, so as not to be distracted by too many details. I like the labor-intensive characteristic of making intaglio prints — it takes time. The more you work on the copper plate, the more it takes on dimension, a bit like a low relief sculpture. And when inking up the plate surface, it can be carefully wiped in order to get the most texture and nuance and sense of light in the final image.”