Jay Gaskill: Studio Visit

Jay Gaskill, Loglo Blazon, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 108 x 80 inches
Jay Gaskill, Loglo Blazon, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 108 x 80 inches

Maria Calandra visits the studio of painter Jay Gaskill.

Looking at Gaskill's paintings, Calandra "found there to be a vast amount of visual navigation to do on the viewer's part. Does this corner's formation mirror that of the others'? Does the center act as a mandala or are there breaks in its repetition? How is the white used? If not as a background, then as its own color? Tricking my eyes with its twists and turns, I occasionally arrived at somewhat familiar imagery. It was as though I was finally making sense of the pattern, the colors themselves subtly bringing to mind palettes from another era, the forms reminiscent of graphics familiar yet elusive."

Jay Gaskill's work will be on view thorugh January 14, 2012 at the Hunter College Fall MFA Thesis Exhibition.