Turn Gallery is pleased to present Paul Inglis in LANDSCAPE REVISITED. This marks Inglis’ third solo show at the gallery.

Rooted in observing and abstracting the natural and urban landscape, Inglis taps into a world of joy and play through chiseled shapes, vivid color and kaleidoscopic horizons.

Beginning as a realist painter, over decades Inglis has extracted and condensed his work into small scale compositions of paper and wooden sculpture.

In his early twenties, Inglis spent five months embracing the American wilderness with his twin brother, roaming through canyons, deserts, and forests, observing and documenting the landscape en plein air. By recalling these experiences over thirty years later, Landscape Revisited is a reconfiguring of the past into modernist shapes, evoking the feeling of distant memories saturated in color.

One of Inglis’ methods is a unique combination of wood block printing and chine-collé, a technique that is traditionally utilized in intaglio printmaking. He achieves this by creating many sheets of wood block prints, cutting out meticulously gridded shapes and fitting them together like puzzle pieces to create one composition, finally fused together through an etching press.

Inglis’ wooden sculptures, which he calls critters, are reflections of both his experiences in nature as well as the extensive collection of antique objects displayed in his studio. These collectables and vintage toys inform the intimate scale and playfully nostalgic color palette of his carved and painted forms.

By shrinking and simplifying the natural landscape into a minimalist microcosm of his own, Inglis engages the psychological effects of color defined by Wassily Kandinsky. Opening doors to form and color, each piece is an opportunity to collaborate, introducing a story the spectator finishes.

Paul Inglis was born in 1963 in Massachusetts and lives and works in Somerville Massachusetts. His most recent exhibition was a two person exhibition with Joel Shapiro at Gallery Neptune Brown, Washington, DC. Other previous solo exhibitions were held at Turn Gallery, New York, NY. Selected group exhibitions Scaffold curated by Matt Kleberg at The Garage, Charlottesville, Virginia; Babels Bricks; The Power of Play curated by Corwin Levi at Gallery 51, North Adams, Massachusetts. He has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

LANDSCAPE REVISITED will open Wednesday January 17th from 6 - 8 pm. The show will be on view until February 24th. We are located on the 2nd floor of 32 East 68th Street NY, NY 10065. The gallery is open Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 6pm. For further information, contact Annika at ap@turngallerynyc.com.