Lyons Wier Gallery hosted the 'Misbehaving' exhibition by David Lyle back in April 2012.
Found vintage photographs, black colour and turpentine were the ingredients to conjure a trip back in time to 1950s and 1960s America, seen through the eyes of the artist.
The gallery explains the underlying philosophy of the art and his very interesting modus operandi as follows: ‘Lyle begins his process by priming a panel with white gesso. He then paints a thin, rich, oily black veneer over the primed panel, slowly and systematically developing his images by removing some of the black paint with a cloth.
In doing so, Lyle renders layer upon layer of various values of black paint resulting in his signature-style of luminescent works.’
Bio : David Lyle attended the University of California at Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies. His work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and in Japan and covered in publications such as New York Magazine, Modern Painter, New American Paintings, American Artist, Hi-Fructose, Proximity Magazine and Coast Magazine. This is Lyle's second solo exhibition with Lyons Wier Gallery.
Misbehaving by David Lyle
Exhibition ended, now only available online
Lyons Wier Gallery
542 W. 24th St
10011 New York, NY