Jimi Gleason
Melt Fracture, 2014
Silver Deposit, Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 40 Inches

At Sloan Miyasato Fine Art, curated by Michelle Bello, artist Jimi Gleason seduces viewers with his latest body of work The Diamond Paintings. Utilizing non-traditional techniques and the luminescent use of silver deposit, they allow us to reflect on the mechanics of perception. The surfaces of these paintings have been purposely overexposed to his chemical electroplating process and as a result are corroded. Some parts may appear smoother than others but all have been chemically altered to some degree, providing a push-pull effect. His elegant diamond shapes beckon while his uneven surfaces keep us at bay.

Born in Newport Beach, California, Gleason received his BA from UC Berkeley and studied printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute before relocating to New York City where he worked as a photo assistant and technician. Returning to California, he was employed in the studio of noted abstract painter Ed Moses for five years. His paintings are held in public and private collections around the world. Gleason’s works have been exhibited in conjunction with significant institutions including the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Armand Hammer Museum, and Seattle Art Museum.

Jimi Gleason: Silvering, 2014
Film by Eric Minh Swenson
4:52 Minutes

Jimi Gleason
Silver Halide Mix, 2014
Silver Deposit, Acrylic on Canvas
66 x 54 Inches

Jimi Gleason
Magnetic Flux, 2014
Silver Deposit, Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 53 Inches

Tommy Talbot
(415) 431-1465 tommyt@sloanm.com

Sloan Miyasato
2 Henry Adams Street, Suite 212
San Francisco, CA 94103

Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm

Michelle Bello Fine Art Consulting
(415) 317-5975 info@michellebello.com

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