Amorphous: Exhibition at Galerie Camille

 

 

Galerie Camille

4130 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

ph: 313-974-6737  info@galeriecamille.com
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December 4, 2014 – January 8, 2015

 

 

Galerie Camille is excited to announce an exhibition of paintings by American artist Ian Boyden. In “Amorphous,” Boyden presents recent paintings made with amorphous carbon from a variety of sources: soot from the chimney of his house, the aftermath of catastrophic forest fires, ancient Chinese pine trees, as well as carbonaceous meteorites older than our sun. The paintings explore a wondrous variety of stories of carbon—from the element's birth in super-giant stars to inhabiting the breath of forests—allowing these stories to unfold as dynamic compositions. Describing these paintings, artist Timothy C. Ely writes: “If one works as Boyden does, with a goal of getting the self out of the way and allowing transcendent forms, ideas, and patterns to develop, an authentic art results that is vivid and present. This is art that breaks through to radiance.” This page is set up to give the viewer a chance to browse through individual works in the exhibition and see images of the exhibition installation. There are a total of 19 works (numbered 1-19) in the exhibition, hung in three rooms within the gallery. Read the entire press release HERE. Read Timothy Ely's essay on Boyden's paintings with carbon HERE.

 

 

ROOM 1

Amorphous: Carbon-based Paintings by Ian Boyden

Installation detail of Room 1, view to the right as entering the gallery.

 

 

 

Amorphous: Carbon-based Paintings by Ian Boyden

Installation panorama of Room 1, initial view of exhibition as entering the gallery.

 

 

 

1. Feather Shed from a Cinnabar Bird

Ian Boyden, Feather Shed from a Cinnabar Bird, 2013

cinnabar and carbon on paper, 80 x 60 cm., 31 x 22 inches

 

 

 

2. Meditation on the Breath of Trees

Ian Boyden, Meditation on the Breath of Trees, 2013

carbon on paper, 80 x 60 cm., 31 x 22 inches

 

 

 

3. Elemental Mandala

Ian Boyden, Elemental Mandala, 2014

meteorite, vermillion, gold, and carbon on paper, 120 x 80 cm., 48 x 32 inches

 

 

 

4. Reflection/Refraction

Ian Boyden, Reflection/Refraction, 2014

meteorite, vermillion, gold and carbon on paper, 120 x 80 cm., 48 x 32 inches

 

 

 

5. Eccentric Orbit

Ian Boyden, Eccentric Orbit, 2014

meteorite, gold, and carbon on paper, 120 x 80 cm., 48 x 32 inches

 

 

 

6. Meditation on the Breath of Trees

Ian Boyden, Meditation on the Breath of Trees, 2013

carbon on paper, 120 x 160 cm., 48 x 64 inches

 

 

 

7. Amorphous

Ian Boyden, Amorphous, 2009-2014

carbon on canvas, diptych, 274 x 426 cm., 9 x 14 feet

 

 

 

8. Elemental Mandala

Ian Boyden, Elemental Mandala, 2014

meteorite, vermillion, gold, and carbon on paper, 120 x 80 cm., 48 x 32 inches

 

 

 

9. Eccentric Orbit: Lapis and Iron Nebula

Ian Boyden, Eccentric Orbit: Lapis and Iron Nebula, 2014

meteorite, lapis, and carbon on paper, 120 x 80 cm., 48 x 32 inches

 

 

 

 

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ROOM 2

Amorphous: Carbon-based Paintings by Ian Boyden

Installation detail of Room 2, showing paintings 10-14.

 

 

 

10. Iron Feather

Ian Boyden, Iron Feather, 2013

iron and carbon on paper, 80 x 60 cm., 31 x 22 inches

 

 

 

11. Iron Feather

Ian Boyden, Iron Feather, 2013

iron and carbon on paper, 80 x 60 cm., 31 x 22 inches

 

 

 

12. Meditation on the Breath of Trees

Ian Boyden, Meditation on the Breath of Trees, 2013

carbon on paper, 48 x 32 inches

 

 

 

13. Stargazer

Ian Boyden, Stargazer, 2010

meteorite, vermillion, and carbon on paper, 48 x 32 inches

 

 

 

14. Eccentric Orbit: Vermillion Nebula

Ian Boyden, Eccentric Orbit: Vermillion Nebula, 2010

meteorite, vermillion, and carbon on paper, 80 x 60 cm., 31 x 22 inches

 

 

 

 

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ROOM 3

Amorphous: Carbon-based Paintings by Ian Boyden

Installation detail of Room 3, showing paintings 15-19.

 

 

 

15. Turning Within the Turning Sky

Ian Boyden, Turning Within the Turning Sky, 2010

meteorite, malachite, gold, and carbon on paper, 80 x 60 cm., 31 x 22 inches

 

 

 

16. View from Asteroid 4 Vesta

Ian Boyden, View from Asteroid 4 Vesta, 2011

meteorite and carbon on paper, 80 x 60 cm., 31 x 22 inches

 

 

 

17. Malachite Feather

Ian Boyden, Malachite Feather, 2011

meteorite, freshwater pearl, and carbon on paper, 48 x 24 inches

 

 

 

18. Cinnabar Feather

Ian Boyden, Cinnabar Feather, 2010

cinnabar, freshwater pearl, and carbon on paper, 80 x 60 cm., 31 x 22 inches

 

 

 

19. Meditation on the Breath of Trees

Ian Boyden, Meditation on the Breath of Trees, 2014

carbon on paper, 60 x 80 cm., 22 x 31 inches

 

 

 

 

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INSTALLATION AND OPENING RECEPTION

 

 

Ian Boyden delivering an artist's talk  at the opening reception, December 4, 2014,

Galerie Camille, Detroit. Photograph by Julia Stephenson.

 

 

 

Ian Boyden delivering an artist's talk at the opening reception, December 4, 2014,

Galerie Camille, Detroit. Photograph by Julia Stephenson.

 

 

 

Steve Lloyd interviewing Ian Boyden and Adnan Charara, December 4, 2014,

Galerie Camille, Detroit. Photograph by Julia Stephenson.

 

 

 

Ian Boyden descending the staircase.

Galerie Camille, Detroit. Photograph by Adnan Charara.

 

 

 

Time and space collapse around gallery owner Adnan Charara.

Galerie Camille, Detroit. Photograph by Ian Boyden.

 

 

 

Ian Boyden standing in front of Amorphous.

Galerie Camille, Detroit.

 

 

 

Selfie: left hand still; right hand in motion. Photograph by Steve Lloyd.

Galerie Camille, Detroit.

 

 

 

Under His Spell. Photograph by Steve Lloyd.

Galerie Camille, Detroit.

 

 

 

Ian Boyden discussing Amorphous. Photograph by Steve Lloyd.

Galerie Camille, Detroit.

 

 

 

Adnan Charara sitting in front of Amorphous. Photograph by Steve Lloyd.

Galerie Camille, Detroit.