Lain York

The paintings are influenced by documentary photography found in museum/auction catalogues and archeological sites. The surfaces carry the record of the many stages the paintings go through and follow a tradition of burying and applying elements in order to activate their potential. The image exists somewhere between the excavated surface and the added elements. This is an attempt to deal with the intangible through physical and ordered means.

I like the idea of the lost or misinterpreted cultural record.

BA University of Tennessee

Selected Collections:
The Savannah College of Art and Design
Tennessee State Museum
The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission
Trans-Financial Bank, Nashville, TN
EMI, Los Angeles, CA
Private Collections





therely bare redux

Scissor Bell


Isolation Drills 

Exhibit Your Symptom 

A Cluttered Landscape

Ahead of Ourselves

Art on the Edge

Conversations with Ouattara

Presence of Mind II

Rituals: A Benefit for the Elephant Sanctuary

Salient Point

Straight-line Ending

Therely Bare

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