Stux Gallery is pleased to present a new body of work by James Busby, opening on September 16, 2010. In these paintings, Busby extends the innovative technique of his previous White series, which involved carefully building up the surface of the work with layers of gesso, which are then sanded down, polished, and given sculptural dimension. The abstraction of these works has often been linked to certain effects of Russian Constructivism or Suprematism. In the new White and Black series, he adds powdered graphite to the surface of the formed gesso, extending the abstract qualities of the earlier work in a deeper engagement with a new range of subtle surface effects and textures.
James Busby received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, VA. He has exhibited his works in solo and group exhibitions in art centers and galleries including Stux Gallery, NY, The Chelsea Art Museum, NY, The Armory Show, NY, University of Richmond Museum,Virginia, New Gallery, TX, VCU University, VA, the Millennium Arts Center for the Corcoran Biennial, DC and upcoming at Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, FR.