July 4th - July 28th, 2013
For all their detail, the paintings are deceptively simple: straightforward, well-crafted paintings of straightforward, well-crafted machines. The former statement embodies James’s ethos as an artist as well: “I sit down in front of something better made and more functional than you could possibly get today, and just try to do it justice.” And in this case, in contrast to much of the mass produced machinery marketed and sold worldwide, justice has been done. The paintings, gouache and pencil on paper, like the machines they depict, are thoughtful solutions to the problem of both function and design.
In addition to her freshman show at the gallery last year, Katie James, a 2006 graduate from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, has also had work shown recently at Jameson & Thompson as well as at the Torrance Art Museum.
Visit Katie's website at artsaintjames.com!