This piece is based on a press release published by Jason McCoy Gallery on February 23, 2018.
From March 8th through April 13th, Jason McCoy Gallery will feature Cloud, Mountain, Valley, Sea—an exhibition of new paintings, large works on paper, and a site-specific installation by New York-based artist Nick Lamia.
Exploring concepts of space and nature through abstraction, Lamia utilizes a language of opposites. His vibrant compositions convey the interplay of translucent layers and opaque shapes, crisp lines, and brushed fields. Lamia’s vocabulary derives from both geometry and biomorphism.
Lamia’s latest works reflect his thorough investigation of water as an increasingly precious resource. “Our need for water transcends cultural, socioeconomic, and lifestyle divisions. Even time is no match for thirst […] It is a common thread stitching together the fabric of life.”
Nick Lamia lived at 54 Charles Street and studied at the New York Studio School. He currently teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology.