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Christian Vincent
September 14-October 28, 2006

Jason McCoy Inc. is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Christian Vincent, who is considered one of the most innovative Realist painters of his generation.

In this new body of work, Vincent continues to combine excellent technique with a distinct sense of luminous color and a gift for poetic storytelling. However, thematically this is a point of departure as the artist shifts his focus from complex human relationships towards one pre-dominant subject: woman. Depicted in at times epic scale, these compositions translate as metaphors for aspects of the female existence, in particular, the embrace of physical and emotional changes of the female body, her inherent vulnerability, and fertility.

Though its content is rather specific, Vincent’s vocabulary is highly symbolic and far from literal. In Spring, for example, a group of youthful women blessed with Botticelli-esque physical perfection, engage in dance-like movements that seem as ritualistic as they are free spirited. A swarm of butterflies accompanies the scene, telling of the colorful transformations life can behold. Overall, the mood is one of hopeful expectation and mysterious suspense: something meaningful is bound to happen and it is Vincent’s strength that he is able to leave the solution
to the riddle vague and instead, encourages his audience to search for their own interpretations.

Born in 1966 in Santa Monica, CA, Vincent studied at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. His work has been exhibited extensively in the United Stated, including at the Naples Art Museum, Naples, FL; Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; and Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY. Vincent lives and works in Los Angeles.

This will be the first exhibition of Vincent’s work at the gallery. A catalogue will be published and available throughthe gallery with full-color reproductions.

Stephanie B. Simmons
Press Relations
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