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John Kingerlee
Metamorphosis
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • Abstract Landscape
Oil on Board
13.5" x 32" 

    Abstract Landscape

    Oil on Board
    13.5" x 32"
  • Bright Journey
Collage on Indian Paper
16" x 19" 

    Bright Journey

    Collage on Indian Paper
    16" x 19"
  • Evening Suddenly
Collage on Indian Paper
20" x 16" 

    Evening Suddenly

    Collage on Indian Paper
    20" x 16"
  • Pillar
Collage on Indian Paper
17" x 17" 

    Pillar

    Collage on Indian Paper
    17" x 17"
  • Carrying
Collage on Indian Paper
18" x 16" 

    Carrying

    Collage on Indian Paper
    18" x 16"
  • Neighbours
Collage on Indian Paper
16" x 20" 

    Neighbours

    Collage on Indian Paper
    16" x 20"
  • Head II
Oil on Board
13.5" x 10.5" 

    Head II

    Oil on Board
    13.5" x 10.5"
  • Lough
Oil on Board
21" x 16" 

    Lough

    Oil on Board
    21" x 16"
  • Many Days
Collage on Indian Paper
16" x 19" 

    Many Days

    Collage on Indian Paper
    16" x 19"
  • The Lake
Oil on Board
16" x 24" 

    The Lake

    Oil on Board
    16" x 24"
  • Untitled
Collage on Indian Paper
18" x 22" 

    Untitled

    Collage on Indian Paper
    18" x 22"
  • Vagrant
Collage on Indian Paper
15" x 20" 

    Vagrant

    Collage on Indian Paper
    15" x 20"
  • Grid
Oil on Board
15" x 18" 

    Grid

    Oil on Board
    15" x 18"
  • Head III
Oil on Board
14" x 12" 

    Head III

    Oil on Board
    14" x 12"
  • Head VI
Oil on Board
14" x 12" 

    Head VI

    Oil on Board
    14" x 12"
  • Grid
Oil on Canvas
18" x 13" 

    Grid

    Oil on Canvas
    18" x 13"
  • Pneuma Grid West Cork
Oil on Canvas
13" x 17" 

    Pneuma Grid West Cork

    Oil on Canvas
    13" x 17"
  • Grid
Oil on Canvas
24" x 24" 

    Grid

    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 24"
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John Kingerlee

JOHN KINGERLEE

Metamorphosis
November 11 – December 2, 2017
Reception: Thursday, November 16, 2017 6-8 PM

In John Kingerlee’s paintings, the inspiration provided by the outside world is filtered through a process in which the physical qualities of paint, the balance of structure and chance, and the influence of art history all come together. The resulting paintings combine dynamic energy with quiet strength, turning landscapes and human figures into subtle patterns. William Zimmer, former art critic for The New York Times, was an enthusiastic admirer of those very qualities in Kingerlee’s work, both writing about his remarkable art and curating an exhibition of his paintings that travelled to several museums and universities from 2006 to 2010.

Often painting with oils that he prepares from raw pigments, Kingerlee is, in Zimmer’s view, a master colourist. His complex layering of paints left a lasting impression on a director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Dr. Ted Pillsbury, whose essay on Kingerlee, “The Whole Planet Is A Garden - The Genius Of John Kingerlee,” was published in his last book before his sudden passing. That meticulous process of construction has also impressed many collectors of his paintings including Larry Mullen of U2 and the great American Choral Master, Morten Lauridsen, who visited the artist last year in Ireland.

The eighty-one year old artist lives and works in Skibereen Ireland. A documentary film ten years in the making entitled “Beyond The Beyonds” (words penned by poet laureate, Seamus Heaney, on seeing his work for the first time) is scheduled for release this year, and a new book featuring his latest painted collage paintings by his biographer, Jon Benington, is near completion.