PAUL INGLIS

CHROMA CITY

TURN Gallery is pleased to present Chroma City, a series of sculptures and woodblock prints by Paul Inglis. 

Rooted in the observation and interpretation of the urban landscape, Inglis began as a realist who over the years has extracted and condensed his work into small scale compositions that allude to ideas and sensibilities beyond the limits of formal abstraction.

In these recent works, Paul Inglis explores the process of building and printing with wood. Simplicity of form, depth of color and a clean finished surface are the main elements of these works. His sculptures which she calls "urban forms", suggest the liminal space between memory and reality. Houses, cars, and bridges are subsequently reduced to a blocky graphic schema of interlocking parts, often displayed in stacks in Rose. Inglis's formal economy, richness of color, and plurality of form and hands there expressive power.

This inventiveness is translated in Paul Inglis's woodblock prints, created as one of a kind. Urban landscapes are stripped of unnecessary burden so that remains is entirely pure and essential. Ingliss is unconventional chine - colle process is unique in that he does not print and laminate in one run through the press. Reductive shapes are combined to create overlapping hues and edges that make way for a careful consideration of color relationships, spacial  depth, and form. The swatches of color or printed by wooden blocks before being merged together via and edging press. Reductive shapes are combined to create overlapping Hughes and edges that make way for a careful consideration of color relationship spacial depth and form.

SELECTED PRESS
The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2016