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Jason Trotter – Equilibrium

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7th, from 6–8 pm
Gallery Location: 141 East 62nd Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10065
Hours:  Monday – Friday, 10 am–6 pm, Saturday by appointment
Contact Info: , 212.933.0291, voltzclarke.com

Voltz Clarke is pleased to present Equilibrium, the inaugural exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Jason Trotter. Opening on November 7th, the show runs through January 10th, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 7th from 6-8pm.

Jason Trotter is an American artist known for his bold geometric abstracts rendered in acrylics. Trotter explores contrast and balance using a hard-edge painting technique that produces sharp lines with abrupt transitions between color areas. His process requires him to work on a flat surface to tape off shapes, and then build up several layers of paint with a brush before applying the final coat with a palette knife for ample texture. While Trotter’s colors are chosen intuitively, his compositions are inspired by lines and forms observed in daily life with the intention of evoking an instinctual, physical reaction from observers rather than interpretive analysis.

For Trotter’s first gallery exhibition of his work, he will be focusing on triptychs that are assembled and framed as one piece. This multi-panel approach allows for a more dynamic effect than the traditional compilation. The correlation from panel to panel allows simple shapes to unite, resulting in non-representational compositions that make a singular, eye-catching statement.

His work is intended to evoke an instinctual, physical reaction or feeling that uplifts. From social media to 24-hour news cycles, we are all enveloped in a constant bombardment of thoughts, ideas, opinions, and information that mostly add anxiety to our already stressful lives. Rather than perpetuate this, Trotter’s paintings offer an escape by emphasizing his compelling compositions.

Jason Trotter is a graduate of Northern Illinois University who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Drawn to minimal hard-edged abstraction, his work is strongly influenced by Carmen Herrera, Ellsworth Kelly, Josef Albers, and Frank Stella.