On the Wall at Gallery Naga | June 6 – July 11

 All Souls, Randal Thurston, Cut Paper, 2014

All Souls, Randal Thurston, Cut Paper, 2014

On the Wall showcases work by:
Sophia Ainslie, John Guthrie, Masako Kamiya, David Moore and Randal Thurston. These artists use the gallery walls as their canvas for site-specific, temporary installations with paint and cut paper as their tools. This collection of artists varies greatly in their process and mark making.

Sophia Ainslie, a South African artist working in Boston, creates strong, energetic paintings with daring color combinations and wisps of black marks and shapes.

John Guthrie is a Boston-based artist and sophisticated colorist. Guthrie’s focus remains on linear and geometric patterning and the illusion of three-dimensional forms on a flat surface.

Masako Kamiya is a painter who constructs tiny towers of gouache, an opaque watercolor, one dot of paint at a time.  Kamiya’s process of repetition and accumulation is also apparent in the work of David Moore.

David Moore’s inspiration is part music and part nature. He is an energetic painter of curvilinear forms that layer and twirl obsessively through one another to create an entrancing illusion of depth and space.

Randal Thurston is interested in the architecture of memory. He uses imagery associated with the idea of mortality as a way of exploring what it means to be alive. Using cut, black paper as his tool, Thurston is using shadows as a way of echoing the world.

Color Ways , a separate group exhibition runs simultaneous in the front gallery space.