Eugene Lemay: Strata


January 12 – April 14, 2014

Strata is an installation of six works that provide an immersive visual experience.


Upon entering the 5,000-square-foot gallery, viewers are presented with Lemay’s monolithic digital prints on canvas–the largest being 50 feet wide. Grid-like patterns of black-gray tones resonate with a meditative aesthetic. Closer inspection reveals imperceptible layers of handwritten letters distinguished by subtle variation in color, an ongoing narrative in Lemay’s work. 

Strata tests limits of perception of space and one’s relativity; viewers may feel empowered and insignificant simultaneously. The darkness of the work is embracing and reminds viewers that darkness is never flat, but rich. As visitors exit the installation they are greeted by a solitary work in a primary color; The highest yet narrowest composition in lemon yellow soars with hope after one reflects on the darkness.


Press Release

Crystal Gwyn, Kendall Tichner


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