Kerlin Gallery are delighted to announce Window, an exhibition of recent paintings by Merlin James.
Window comprises of works predominantly completed over the last three years, made at James's studio near the river Clyde in Glasgow. In these paintings James refers to the view of the river, but also to the surrounding buildings and the more interior life of their occupants. While some of the works seem to approach total abstraction, others are very specific in their representation.
This exhibition will coincide with a dedicated room of paintings in Mixing It Up: Painting Today, a survey of contemporary painting curated by Ralph Rogoff at the Hayward Gallery, London (9 September–12 December) and the presentation of larger paintings titled Day and Night at Art Basel (23–26 September).
Selected exhibitions include Hayward Gallery, London, UK (2021); Leeds Art Gallery, UK (2019) travelling to The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth, UK (2020); A-M-G5, Glasgow, UK (2018); OCT Boxes Museum, Shunde & OCT Art and Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China (both 2018); Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (2018); CCA Glasgow (2016); Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany (2014); Parasol Unit, London; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (both 2013); and Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2012, 2015). In 2007, James represented Wales at the 52nd Venice Biennale.
Press release courtesy Kerlin Gallery.