James Inscho (’13)
the key to the fields
Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art
173 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19123
May 9 – June 20, 2015
Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is pleased to present the key to the fields an exhibition of new paintings by James Inscho, addressing the concepts of the field and the figure.
Inscho’s paintings fall squarely within what could be labeled as abstraction. While the historical positioning of his work may lie within the realm of 20th century abstraction, Inscho’s images feel fresh and free from a sense of struggling with the past. His compositions and color choices are precise, presenting both space and objects that seem in constant negotiation regarding their very existence and theoretical stance. Inscho states, “Utilizing a rudimentary vocabulary, the images I work with allude to familiar objects, scenarios, and spaces. By presenting a shifting set of variables (shifting space through figure-ground relationships or shifting contexts through references to perspective, windows, screens, or stage sets) the viewer is invited to reflect upon their relationship with an image as a mediated form.“
Inscho describes “My decision-making is prompted by the pursuit of images that suggest a lot, but say little, that give at the same time as they take, that vacillate between the nonsensical and the transcendental, the profound and the trivial.” The images contain hints of the uncanny and occasionally broken narratives all encased in the veneer of abstraction. His work has an immediacy and complexity that seems particularly relevant to painting today.
the key to the fields opens on Saturday, May 9, 2015 with an opening reception with the artist on Friday, May 8, from6 to 9 pm. The exhibition closes on Saturday, June 20, 2015. James Inscho lives and works in Philadelphia. He has an MFA from Tyler School of Art. This is his first exhibition with Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art.