James Little: Homecoming
For more than four decades, James Little has grappled with the history of abstract painting through his bold, geometric compositions. His canvases display controlled brushwork interest in the physical properties of paint and the influence of color field painting and gestural abstraction while conveying a strong feeling for color, surface, and texture.
The works on view in Homecoming, produced between 2008 and 2020, realize a synthesis of multiple influences that has only been possible through a long maturation process. Little has consistently worked with a non-objective tradition that emphasizes the integrity of materials, monumentality. color, and form. Constantly exploring the medium of paint, the artist's diverse, analytical paintings continue to present multifaceted ways of seeing the world.
Published to accompany the exhibition James Little: Homecoming at The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, April 17–July 10, 2022.
Published by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 2022, softcover, 52 pages, 9 x 10 inches.