Julie S Graham

  • Julie S Graham

    Moher, mixed-media on panel, 18 x 18 inches, 2016.

    Moher
  • Julie S Graham

    OM 5, gouache on paper, 12 x 12 inches, 2016.

    OM 5
  • Julie S Graham

    OM 30, gouache on paper, 12 x 12 inches, 2016.

    OM 30
  • Julie S Graham

    OML 5, gouache on paper, 18 x 18 inches, 2016.

    OML 5
  • Julie S Graham

    OML 7, gouache on paper, 18 x 18 inches, 2016.

    OML 7
  • Julie S Graham

    OML 12, gouache on paper, 18 x 18 inches, 2016.

    OML 12
  • Julie S Graham

    Lines 1, wood, spackle, acrylic on panel, 30 x 30 inches, 2013.

    Lines 1'
  • Julie S Graham

    Lines 2, wood, spackle, acrylic on panel, 30 x 30 inches, 2013.

    Lines 2
  • Julie S Graham

    Stanza 6, wood, spackle, acrylic, 10 x 9.5 x 2.5 inches, 2013.

    Stanza 6

Artist Statement

I'm intrigued by the overlooked, the uncertain and the unpredictable. We never know what's around the next corner—what will happen, or what we'll see. I'm always compelled by the potential, which is sometimes disquieting, sometimes incomprehensible, and so often thrilling.

My practice is intuitive and process based, and mirrors the act of looking for those unforeseen moments. I construct relationships with paint and materials to create improbable combinations with which colors and textures randomly collide to form surprising and odd relationships. I'm attracted to places on "the other side of the tracks"—urban industrial areas, abandoned buildings, minimalist spaces and clustered housing in foreign lands. In particular, vernacular architecture draws my attention, as it reflects the character of local cultures and their indigenous materials.

But mostly, I just paint.

Exhibitions

Incidental Matters, October 4-29, 2017
Relay, January 4-29, 2017
Outside Magic, May 4-29, 2016
I Know Just What You're Saying, January 6-31, 2016
If it's not one thing..., March 4-29, 2015
Ground Cover: Contemporary Abstraction between Figure and Ground, September 3-28, 2014
OUTSKIRTS, March 5-30, 2014

Press

John Seven, "Exploring Incidental Matters." Take Magazine, October 22, 2017.
Jessica Burko, "Improbable combinations and Incidental Matters." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, October 12, 2017.
Julie Graham: Incidental Matters
"All Member Show: Relay." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, December 27, 2016.
"Julie S. Graham's Art About the Unexpected." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, March 21, 2015.
"Practice-Driven Innovation: Julie Graham & Joetta Maue." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, March 12, 2015.
Davidson, Deborah, "Ground Cover." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, September 8, 2014.

Contact

www.juliesgraham.com
www.frederieketaylorgallery.com
www.artspace.com/julie_graham