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PARADISE by James Goss

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6 July, 2022
10 August, 2022
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Date: July 6 – August 10, 2022

Venue: G07, The Galleria, 9 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Woaw Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of New York based artist James Goss’ and his first exhibition in Asia titled ‘Paradise’. The exhibition is on view from July 6 to Aug 10, in 9 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong. 

Spending most of his lifetime in the outdoors of Long Island, New York City, Lake Champlain has become an endless source of beauty for James Goss. This source of inspiration serves as the springboard for the string of compositions – ‘White Boat’. Set against the lakeside backdrop, the series showcases the ever changing appearance driven by time of the day; light or lack thereof to form a stunning glimpse into the calm waterscape. 

Informed by Josef Albers’ instructions of colours, Goss uses his personal sense of looking and experiments with colours, rendering vibrant hues that pervade his oeuvre. Accompanied by ample birch trees, the lake offers a tranquil haven of serenity which lets the light play its game. Among the wondrous colour spectrum that the lake reflects, the hues during the golden hour accompanies textured and sculptured strokes to exude an aura of serenity. 

Nature has long been providing comfort to James, acting as a beacon shedding hope in his artistic journey – ‘A roadmap to the universe is found within the flower. I’m here to listen and take notes to enjoy all of her splendour’. As the boat sets off from shore, makings its way through the sea facing all sorts of currents, waves and tides before docking on an island. James plays with this metaphor, where the boat sails from island to island representing one’s self journey through life.

About James Goss

James Goss (b. 1956, Bainbridge, Maryland) has painted landscapes since 1973. 

The second of eight children and the son of an Officer in the Marines, Goss moved to Hudson Falls, New York at the age of 12. It was here that Goss developed a long, deep fascination with nature. Of his long-time home in the high Adirondacks, from which much of his life’s work stems, Goss says, “The wonder of nature is endless. I’m here by design, not by accident.” Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation at Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles (2021) and 36 Paintings, Harper’s East Hampton, New York, (2021). Goss was a co-director of White Columns, New York, from 1981-1982, and holds a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.


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