John Meyer | Edge of Light

Exhibitions George Lawson Gallery

John Meyer | Edge of Light

Sep 6 — Oct 13, 2018

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Marin Headland Paintings 1987-1990 from the collection of Doreen Meyer
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm PST
We are presenting eight paintings by the late San Francisco-based artist John Meyer (1943-2002). Meyer was closely associated with the Radical, or Fundamental, painting movement in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In his late phase he explored deep-historical techniques and materials: traditionally cradled hardwood panels and Renaissance pigments such as arsenic, lapis lazuli and coral, painted in egg and casein tempera. For this series, completed between 1987 and 1990, Meyer broke with the fundamental dogma of the Radical group, taking a French landdscape easel out to the bluffs of the Marin Headlands just north of the Golden Gate bridge, and painted en plein air, capturing the effects of atmospheric Pacific Coast light. These paintings have not been shown in over 20 years. Meyer’s work has been exhibited and is in the permanent collection of the Albright Knox Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Stiftung Fur Konkrete Kunst in Reutlingen, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 

JOHN MEYER. Edge of Light — 1987 (JMX026) oil on canvas, 36 x 37 in (91.44 x 93.98 cm)